The Clovis Police Department honored its 20-member Police Explorer Post last night (1/28) following a banquet at the Clovis Rodeo Hall just south of Clark Intermediate School on Clovis Avenue. During 2016, these young men and women donated more than 2,400 total hours of community service, in addition to training for a total of 1,412 hours (70 per Explorer). The post offered its support for more than 40 events and special details this past year.
The Explorers’ motto is “Lead The Way,” and the motto of the organization is “To encourage youth within the City of Clovis to consistently demonstrate behavior that produces social, emotional, educational and economic success.” It is a non-profit, volunteer organization that relies on generous community donations to send these dedicated youth to camps and law enforcement competitions. In 2016, the Post brought home 6 trophies from 2 regional tournaments.
Eleven Clovis Explorers received awards in the categories of tenure, community service, most community service hours, honor guard, Top Gun, Advisor’s Award and Explorer of the Year. The banquet is a way to thank the Explorers for their time, dedication and service to the community.
For those interested in joining Post 355, the phone number is (559) 324-2443. Information is also available on our city website.