Conyers PD Explorers compete at Winterfest 2010
The Conyers Explorer Post 2222 recently returned from participating and competing in the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America’s Winterfest held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
Winterfest is held annually and offers competitions for all types of exploring units including police, fire, scouting and JROTC. Over 65 law enforcement agencies and scouting units were represented at Winterfest from across the southeast. The Conyers Explorers Post had five representatives and four Conyers Police officers attend the competition. Conyers Explorers placed sixth in the category of accident investigation and eleventh in the hostage negotiations, felony traffic stop and crime scene investigation categories.
Explorer Post 2222 is a division of the CPD consisting of young men and women ages 14-20 interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement. Explorers meet weekly with CPD advisors and learn law enforcement skills such as self defense, traffic stops, handcuffing techniques and Georgia law.
“We are exceptionally proud of these young people interested in learning more about law enforcement,” said Director of Public Safety Gene Wilson. “Their training at Winterfest and subsequent competitions will serve them well as they volunteer at city events and festivals and consider possible careers in law enforcement.”
The Conyers Explorers will next attend a training competition at the Michigan Law Enforcement Youth Training Academy in April and attend the academy for additional training in July.
Conyers Explorers conduct fundraisers year-round to fund travel expenses to attend competitions and academies and purchase equipment and uniforms.
The Conyers Explorers Unit is currently accepting new members. There is no cost to join and applicants must express a desire to learn more about law enforcement, have upstanding moral character and maintain at least a C average. For more information on participating in the Conyers Explorers program, contact Officer Travis Quimby at 770-483-6600.