Cobb Police Explorers take trophies

Cobb Police Explorers display their trophies at the annual MACE competition (photo courtesy of the Cobb County Police Department)Cobb Police Explorers display their trophies at the annual MACE competition (photo courtesy of the Cobb County Police Department)

According to a public information release from Officer Sarah O’Hara, the Cobb Police Explorers won twelve trophies in the Metro Atlanta Championship for Explorers (MACE) on Saturday.  Cobb Explorer teams also took first place overall (Team 1) and 2nd place overall (Team 2). This was the tenth consecutive year that Cobb County teams have won the championship.

This year’s competition was held at the North Georgia Central Law Enforcement Academy and included Explorers from sixteen agencies. Eight Cobb Police Explorers were divided into two teams (Team 1 and Team 2) and competed in seven scenarios including officer survival, felony traffic stop, and warrant service.

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Officer O’Hara wrote, “Please join us as we congratulate the incredible work done by these young men and women. They are a testament to the hard work and dedication that is put into this program by both the explorers and their advisors.”

Cobb Police Explorers program

According to the Explorers website, “The goals of the Cobb County Police Exploring program are to educate youth in police operations, to interest them in a possible career in law enforcement, and to build confidence and valuable leadership skills for the future.”

Mission of the Cobb Police Explorers

The Cobb Police Explorers website describes the mission of the Cobb County Police Explorers.  It states:

Through education and training, we will provide our explorers with inside knowledge of law enforcement and its functions in the community.

The Explorer program seeks to establish an awareness of the complexities of police service and give the young adults an opportunity to witness and experience the kind of commitment and passion is needed to be a police officer.

The Law Enforcement Explorer program will provide the Explorer with a basic knowledge of the field of law enforcement. Explorers will receive instruction in many aspects relating to law enforcement including criminal law, traffic law, criminal investigation, crime prevention, traffic control and direction, accident investigation, juvenile delinquency, and other related fields.

For more information about the Cobb County Police Explorers contact the Post Advisor, Officer Andy Higgins, 770-528-8388.

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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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