Aberdeen Explorer Post 13

The 2020 Aberdeen Police Department Explorer Post Number 13 consists of 15 Explorers and three Explorer Advisors: Officer David Tarrence, Detective Jeff Weiss, and Officer Dillon Mitchell. The Explorers participate in a variety of community service events and training opportunities throughout the year.


In 2019, Officer Dillon Mitchell, a former Aberdeen Explorer, re-joined the Explorer Post as an Advisor, after achieving his dream of becoming a police officer. We are excited to have Officer Mitchell back with the post and I know he is excited to be back!


This year the post attended the Oregon Explorer Challenge. Our post brought home third place in the Critical Incident Challenge.


The Explorers volunteered their time to assist with the:

  • Shop With A Cop
  • Festival of Lights
  • Coffee With a Cop
  • National Night Out
  • Splash Festival
  • Aberdeen Police Officer’s Guild Golf Tournament
  • Grays Harbor Outdoor Expo
  • Department Tours
  • Grays Harbor Community Hospital Rock Your Health Fair


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. Recruitment starts at the beginning of each school year with a parent’s meeting, background checks, and interviews.


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 provided by the Aberdeen Police Department is truly valued by each member of the post.

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You can also email us at:

Officer David Tarrence dtarrence@aberdeenwa.gov

Detective Jeff Weiss jweiss@aberdeenwa.gov

Officer Dillon Mitchell dmitchell@aberdeenwa.gov