Since 1995, CHP office in Oceanside 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. During our normal bi-monthly meetings, explorers exercise to keep their bodies in good shape, learn basic law enforcement practices that 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 San Diego and Riverside Counties 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. Over a half dozen officers currently assigned to the Oceanside Area began years ago as Explorers. For more information regarding becoming an Explorer with the Oceanside Area, please contact the Oceanside CHP office at (760) 757-1675.
4th Quarter 2014 The Oceanside Explorer Post participated in a two day Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) certification in Coronado. They assisted the DRE instructors as well as students with administrative, equipment, and safety operations. The Explorers assisted the San Diego County Registrar of Voters with ballot gathering and processing. Explorers assisted with traffic control at the annual Fallbrook and Escondido Holiday parades. The Explorer Post finished the year with an annual dinner at Lighthouse Oyster Grill.
First Quarter Activity Summary 2013 During the first quarter of 2013, we began by having an open house as a recruitment push for new explorers. As a result of that, we added thirteen new explorers. We conducted a Level one Explorer Academy here in the Oceanside office for all the new explorers. During the Academy, we worked on basic marching, discipline and uniform inspections. We also went through the necessary safety training for the Explorers when they conduct their ride-a-longs. During the bi-weekly meetings, we taught handcuffing and searching techniques, in preparation for the upcoming Ex-Con Explorer Games in Las Vegas and the State Capital Explorer Challenge in Sacramento.
Oceanside Explorer Post 650 also participated in a DUI check point held in Valley Center California. Explorer Post 650 also assisted with CHP public affairs in the "Every 15 Minutes" with the local High schools, reenacting a Drunk Driving crash scenario. Additionally, the post prepared and sold hot dogs and hamburgers at Border Division's Motor Training Day. These funds help fund our competitions and supplies. We still have five new Explorer candidates waiting to join the ranks. We expect a busy summer and are looking forward to our competitions.