Police ‘explorers’ get hands-on training at academy event

The members of the Explorers Police Academy Class of 2013 stand at attention.

The members of the Explorers Police Academy Class of 2013 stand at attention.

Seventeen town youth who participate in the Greenwich Police Cadet Explorers got a taste of what it’s like to be one of Greenwich’s finest at the 4th Annual Cadet Police Academy at the University of Hartford from July 28 to Aug. 3. Greenwich Police Cadets Explorers is a Learning for Life program through the Greenwich Boy Scouts of America.

The Cadet Police Academy, under the umbrella of the Northeast Regional Law Enforcement Education Association, is a paramilitary style police academy for Police Explorers and Cadets ages 13 to 21.

This year’s academy was attended by Cadets from 34 different towns and from the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, who were instructed based upon age and experience in the program. The instruction covers both classroom and hands-on training in police related topics.

The Greenwich Police Cadets won numerous awards at the event. Cadet Christian Siliva won the basic program marching competition award, Cadet Sarah Carlo won the second place overall academic award, Cadet Sabrina Wala and Liz Termini won the first place DWI investigation award, Julia Tedesco won the third place crime scene award, Jason Delvecchio won the first place practical skill competition out of 72 cadets and Cadet Sergeant Karla Morales won second place in the competition.

The Greenwich Cadets are looking forward to participating in the 2014 National Explorer Conference which will be held in Indiana in July of 2014.

Anyone interested in joining the Greenwich Police Cadet Explorers should email [email protected] or call the police department at 203-622-8000 for further information.

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