Re-established in 2010 at the CHP office in Modesto CA, the Explorer program has provided young men and women an opportunity to explore a career with the CHP, learn to serve the community, ride along with patrol officers, and attend Explorer competitions state wide. During bi-monthly meetings, explorers exercise to keep their bodies in good shape, learn scenarios they will be asked to participate in at Explorer competitions, and study the vehicle code, penal code, and CHP policy. All of these things help prepare explorers to apply with the CHP, graduate from the CHP academy, and become successful CHP officers. Over the past several years, this Explorer post has helped to make teens across Stanislaus County successful adults by instilling a sense of accomplishment, pride, and discipline into each Explorer as they progressed from child to adult. The training, experience, and preparation have helped former explorers to become successful members of society. Three officers currently assigned to the Modesto Area began years ago as Explorers. For more information regarding becoming an Explorer with the Modesto Area , please contact the Modesto CHP office at (209) 545-7440.
The Modesto Explorer Post 465 has been focusing on administrative work and recruiting as we have returned from a successful performance at the competition in our previous quarter. The Explorers have been doing physical training, and practicing scenarios every meeting. Recruiting and administrative office work has been a big priority in this 4th quarter and the Explorers have been doing the duties required of them to help as much as they can. The Modesto Explorer Post 465 is also having three Explorers age out as they are about to become 21 years of age. Two new explorers have been hired this quarter and have already shown that they are motivated to work towards keeping Explorer Post 465 a post that is well organized and capable of winning trophies. On October 21st the Explorers also helped the community by setting up decorations and directing traffic at the Day of The Dead event in Modesto.