VENTURA, Calif. - Law Enforcement Explorers from the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, Simi Valley Police Department, and the Santa Paula Police Department graduated from the Ventura County Law Enforcement Explorer Academy during a ceremony held at Rancho Campana High School in Camarillo.
42 explorers completed the academy. Their ceremony was held on Friday Aug. 2.
The graduating Explorers completed three weeks of training that introduced them to many aspects of law enforcement. Training included lecture, hands-on activities and physical fitness training.
The Explorers received instruction by subject matter experts on the Criminal Justice System, Conduct and Ethics, First Aid/ CPR, Traffic Enforcement, Air Unit Operations, Bomb Squad and other public safety functions.
Each Explorer also had the opportunity to experience training scenarios that were based on situations commonly faced by law enforcement.
The Explorer Program introduces young men and women to law enforcement.
The program is open to youth 14 to 21 years of age that have completed middle school.