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Published on May 15, 2024
Minneapolis Police Explorers Triumph with Top Honors at Minnesota State Conference in RochesterSource: Facebook/Minneapolis Police Department

Rochester, MN - Young Minnesotans donning the blue stood tall and proud in Rochester as the Minneapolis Police Explorer Post #3943 showcased their law enforcement acumen at the 49th Annual Minnesota State Law Enforcement Explorer Conference. The event, stretching from April 18 to 21, gathered youths aged 14 to 20 who are considering a future with the badge, as per the Minneapolis Police Department.

Out of the so-called crucible of realistic police scenarios, the Minneapolis team managed to emerge with two top honors to their name. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, the first trophy was bagged in an Academic Study competition, where the young explorers impressively scored a perfect 100%. Their rapid turnaround was, likewise noted as the fastest among the competing teams.

The second triumph came in a high-pressure Hostage Negotiation scenario. "The judges from this scenario stated Team A remained calm and helped to de-escalate the situation that was taking place during the scenario," as stated by the Minneapolis Police Department. The explorers were challenged through a series of role-play exercises including Traffic Stops, Crime Scene Investigation, and DWI Investigation, polishing skills critical in real-world law enforcement.

Proudly, the department congratulated their explorers, "We are very proud of the Minneapolis Police Explorers for their commitment to our Post, Department and Law Enforcement as a whole."