This past week, 7 of our Police Explorers attended a 4-day, live-in academy in the City of Vallejo. There were 45 Explorers from different police agencies in Solano County and Antioch in attendance. The Antioch Police Department was the only agency outside of Solano County invited to attend. This academy gave the Explorers in-depth exposure into what the actual police academy and training is like. They were up early every day completing physical fitness exercises and drill. Afterward, they attended daily classes and instruction which included leadership, crime scene investigation, building searches, marine operations, force options, and traffic safety (to name a few).
At the end of the academy, these recruits new found knowledge and expertise was tested during practical scenarios. During graduation, Antioch Police Explorer, Johnny Martinez was awarded Top Male Athlete. This valuable youth program provides opportunities for our Explorers to develop essential life skills such as leadership, discipline, teamwork, and critical thinking. It also follows our belief in developing our future Police Officers from within our community.
If you are interested in joining our Explorer Program or would like additional information, you can visit our website here: