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Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Explorers


Santa Barbara County Sheriff's


Sheriff's Explorers Rank High in Central Valley Competition


Tulare, CA - April 4th, 2014

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office wants to congratulate its hard-working and dedicated Explorers for their achievements at the 6th annual Central Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Competition in Tulare last weekend.   The 23 young men and women, representing our agency, competed against 33 Explorer Posts from throughout the state.  The group took home first place trophies for Crisis Negotiation and the Written Examination.  They came in second place in the categories of High Risk Stop, Medical Emergency and Shooting Skills.  The Explorers received a third place trophy for DUI Investigation and Tug-O-War as well as a fourth place trophy for the Female Individual Obstacle Course.  Overall, the Explorers ranked fifth overall out of the 33 teams that competed.


The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is a worksite-based experience for young men and women who are interested in the fields of law, law enforcement or public safety.  The goal of the program is to educate and involve youth in law enforcement operations and interest them in a possible law enforcement career.  The program is also designed to help build confidence and responsibility. 


The Sheriff’s Office is beginning a recruitment drive to fill youth positions within its Explorer Program throughout Santa Barbara County.  Applicants must be at least 14 years of age.  For more information on how to apply, call (805) 681-4100 or visit our website at 


For more information on the Law Enforcement Explorer Program, visit


For Media Inquires Contact PIO Kelly Hoover


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