During the 2017 second quarter, the Merced CHP Explorer Post, competed in the 2017 Merced County Explorer Competition that was hosted by the Merced Sheriff’s Department at El Capitan High School. Their hard work and dedication to training payed off when they placed two first place, two second place, and one third place! The Merced CHP Explorer Post assisted with the 32nd annual California Trucking Association/California Highway Patrol Golf Tournament Sober Grad fundraiser. The explorers also assisted with recruitment at the Merced County Fair and assisted with crowd control at the Le Grand High School graduation/Sober Grad. With summer coming up, the explorers look forward to assisting with DUI check points and other fun summer events.
During the 2017 first quarter, the Merced CHP Explorer Post, met every Thursday of the month. The Explorer Post was actively training in scenarios ranging from active shooter, room clearing entry, domestic violence, suspicious person call, and felony vehicle stops. The Explorer Post trained hard for the April 21, 2017, Explorer Competition that was to be held at the El Capitan High School grounds. A former Merced CHP Explorer was showcased in front page of the local newspaper after his successful graduation from the California Highway Patrol Academy as part of CTC III-2016. Officer Rodriguez was assigned to the Hayward CHP Area. The Merced CHP Explorer Post and Merced Area wishes Officer Rodriguez good luck as he begins his new chapter with the CHP. The Explorer Post is continuously growing and is excited to welcome new members.