The Annual State Capital Explorer Competition was held on April 29, 2016 to May 1, 2016 at the California Highway Patrol Academy located in West Sacramento.
The competition is designed to be very demanding on the physical and mental capabilities of each Explorer. Events were designed to test the strengths and limitations of a person's intelligence, personality, demeanor and physical abilities, as well as dedication and conviction to the Explorer Program.
Explorers were given the opportunity to test their skills in the real life situations including Felony Stops, DUI Stops, Building Searches and a Domestic Violence situation, just to name a few. These events will be held both in daylight and night time scenarios. The competition tested the Explorers physical abilities and teamwork through obstacle courses and a tug of war. Mental abilities were tested through a variety of events including a Law Enforcement Entry Level Written Exam.
Trophies were awarded for 1st through 5th place in each event with 1st through 3rd place overall scores. This year's First Place Grand Champion was CHP Solano Post 365.