A group of Roseville high school students earned first place overall for their skills during a Police Explorer competition in Kern County recently.
The Roseville Explorer group won first place overall and earned five silver-place awards and a bronze award. They competed against 14 other California Explorer teams.
The Explorer program is for high school students who are interested in a future law enforcement career. They learn about aspects of police work and assist the Roseville Police Department.
The three-day competition included events like search and rescue, relay race and suspicious activities. The three-person Roseville Police Explorer team took home awards in the following events:
- Building search/active shooter — 2nd place
- DUI stop — 2nd place
- Crime Scene Investigation — 2nd place
- High-risk stop — 2nd place
- Suspicious persons — 2nd place
- Plane recovery — 3rd place
The Roseville Police Explorer team that competed consisted of Ryan Bittle, Jason Simmons, and Derek Anganes. There are currently about eight Roseville Police Explorers.