PINELLAS PARK – Five police explorers from the New Glascow Police Services in Nova Scotia, Canada traveled to Pinellas County to take part in a training opportunity and exchange with members of local Explorer Post 900.
The explorers participated in an all-day scenario-based training April 5, which included a building and SWAT entries event at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Range/Shoot House at 3410 118th Ave N. in Pinellas Park.
Six Sheriff’s Office Explorers and three advisers acted as role players for the Nova Scotia Explorers.
Over the last two years, the Explorer Post 900 has successfully developed an exchange program with the Police Explorers from New Glascow Police Services. This will be the second time Post 900 has hosted the New Glascow Explorers for training and team building. In 2013, the Sheriff’s Explorer Post traveled to Nova Scotia to attend their National Explorer Law Enforcement Leadership Camp.
Explorer Post 900 will return to Nova Scotia on April 23- 27 to attend the National Advanced Leadership Camp.
The Explorer Post is an opportunity for young people to learn firsthand about the challenges and rewards of a career in public safety. The Sheriff’s Offices Explorer Post 900 is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America and is highly regarded with national championships in several categories of Law Enforcement Exploring. For more information regarding the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Post 900, visit www.post900.com.