The San Andreas CHP Explorer Post has been in place for over 15 years. The area serves the rural area of Calaveras County, where there are no freeways. Several of our Explorers have entered the U.S. Military to further their experience and education. The Explorer Post experience provided a great foundation for their entry into the military after high school graduation. Several Explorers plan to apply for positions with the CHP or other agencies when they have fulfilled their service obligations. This post is dedicated to helping an Explorer prepare for the physical demands of military and law enforcement careers, as well as the uncompromising requirements of academics, especially effective writing. Qualified applicants should contact the San Andreas CHP office at 749 Mountain Ranch Road, and request an application.
Finishing strong! During the fourth quarter of 2014 the 255 Explorer Post gained momentum, and became a tight-knit unit. The Explorers attend weekly meetings at the area office with their advisors, and weekly PT sessions where they have been preparing themselves for the upcoming Level III Explorer Academy. The focus of these meetings has been preparing for the Central Valley Explorer Competition, which will be held during the end of March, 2015. They practiced scenarios on a multitude of subjects, including Domestic Violence, Crime Scene, DUI investigation, night time traffic stops, felony traffic stops, vehicle search, and building search. The Explorers began polishing their skills at military drill, while working with former US Marine, Officer Dacier and current US Army First Sergeant, Officer Fernandez. They have volunteered at a number of local public affairs events, and have begun assisting in the office with clerical duties as needed.
The Explorers are preparing themselves for a few other competitions in 2015, as well as the Level III Explorer Academy to be held at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento.
During the fourth quarter they have focused on enforcement documents, 10 and 11 codes, spelling tests, military drill, physical methods of arrest, emergency first aid, CPR certifications, conducted sit-alongs with Stockton Communications Center, and weapons safety training. The 255 Explorer Post looks forward to an exciting year in 2015, and is definitely hoping to find a few more additions, in the form of highly motivated and qualified individuals.
Over the last three months, Explorers and applicants to the program have enjoyed weekly meetings at the area office with their advisor. The focus of the meetings has been memorization of 10 and 11 codes, effective writing, law enforcement discussions, military drill, physical methods of arrest, and physical training, including timed runs at a local track. Attendance at an Explorer Level IV Academy graduation in Sacramento, local DUI checkpoint duties, traffic control details, two public affairs events, ride-alongs with CHP Officers, and weapons safety training were recorded for the last quarter.