The Madera Area Explorer Post 450 has been serving the Madera County since 2014. The squad is currently comprised of 10 male Explorers and 4 female Explorers. The CHP Explorer program offers a unique and challenging opportunity for young men and women ages 15-21 to be an integral part of the department's operations, and experience what a career in law enforcement will be like. The objective of this program is to teach leadership, integrity, commitment and responsibility so that they may better serve their communities. Successful completion of the Explorer Program can open many doors and present many opportunities for the youth of tomorrow, especially for an Explorer who is planning to make the CHP a career. Through the program, Explorers attend training sessions, work in the CHP area office, ride along with patrol officers, participate in physical fitness training, medical (First Responder) training, community events, assist in DUI checkpoints, provide traffic control and attend Explorer competitions. The Madera Area Explorer Post is actively seeking motivated applicants for the program. For further information please contact CHP Madera Area Office at (559)-675-1025 or stop by the office at 3051 Airport Drive, Madera, CA 93637 during business hours (8am-5pm).
The Madera Area Explorer Post was very busy during the months of January, February and March. We kicked off the year with eight of our Explorers completing the Level 2 Explorer Academy with several Explorers participating in a ride along with officers. The post held bi-weekly meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The post assisted CHP Academy EMT instructors by volunteering to be role players for the CHP Cadet practical examination at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento. The squad finished off the quarter by participating in a traffic control detail for the Valley Clean Air Now organization which promotes improving the air quality in the communities throughout the California San Joaquin Valley.