Aberdeen Explorer Post 13
n 2007 the Aberdeen Police Department Explorer Post Number 13 continued to progress in the training of young adults to be the law enforcement officers of tomorrow. The Explorers participate in a variety of community service events and training opportunities during the year.
Providing Community Support
Throughout the year the Explorers contributed approximately 966 community service hours:
- 179 hours performing departmental and community services
- 367 hours riding with police officers
- 420 hours dedicated to the Oregon Police Explorer Challenge
- 900 hours of weekly meetings and training
Advisor of the Program
2007 was a brief transition year for the Explorer Post. After serving four years as an advisor, Officer Steve Timmons resigned his position. Officer Timmons did an outstanding job as an advisor and should be commended for his commitment to the post during his tenure. Officer Tim Fellows replaced Officer Steve Timmons.
This year the post attended the Oregon Explorer Challenge. Our post brought home five awards between three individuals, including first place in the mystery event and third place in the crime in progress event.
Department Valued Service
The Explorers volunteered their time to assist with the:
- Aberdeen Police Officer's Guild Ball and Golf Tournament
- Downtown Trick or Treat
- Easter Extravaganza
- Security at the 7th Street Theatre
- Splash Festival
- Sponsored Bicycle Rodeos
For the 2008 calendar year, it is the goal of the Explorer post to strengthen the number of members by actively recruiting young adults that will positively represent the community and police department.
In closing, the Aberdeen Police Explorer Post is a valuable part of the police department. The opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the law enforcement field as proved by the Aberdeen Police Department is truly valued by each member of the post.