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Tucson Police Explorer program competes in Colorado

Tucson Police Explorer program competes in Colorado

By Rikki Mitchell. CREATED Aug 7, 2013

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Tucson Police Explorer Post traveled to Colorado last month to compete against other explorers from across the country, and earned seven awards.

The group of 8 explorers competed in different law enforcement scenarios, like felony stops, building searches, domestic disputes and hostage negotiations.

They are put in teams of four and get a day or two to train and develop tactics before competing.

They earned awards in high risk traffic, high risk entry, knock and talk, two awards in hostage negotiations and two awards in pedestrian contact, including first place.

Officer Kyle Wilson, the advisor of the group, says they represented the Tucson Police Department very well.

About 250 explorers total competed, coming from 15 different agencies around the western U.S.


Rikki Mitchell

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Rikki Mitchell is a proud University of Arizona grad and joined the KGUN9 team after graduation. Rikki reports as a video journalist for the evening and weekend newscasts.