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OCSD Explorer Post 449 Recognized at National Conference

Last week Explorers from across the nation attended the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference in Bloomington, Indiana. Eight OCSD Explorers from Post 449 attended along with Undersheriff Trujillo and members of the Reserve and Volunteer Bureau.

The Undersheriff accepted a plaque on behalf of Sheriff Hutchens, recognizing Post 449 for being the first Law Enforcement Explorer program in the nation and celebrating its 55th anniversary. The Post's color guard did a wonderful job in the opening ceremonies and our Explorers won 4th place in Domestic Dispute, facing over 2,000 competitors. 

Explorer Post 449 began in 1959 when then Orange County Sheriff James Musick wanted "young men," who desired exposure in the field of law enforcement to be afforded the opportunity to do so. Thus, the first Law Enforcement Exploring Post in the nation was established. Starting in 1973 young women were also able to join. Post 449 has more than 240 active Explorers and 42 Advisors in 10 divisions across the county, contributing nearly 40,000 volunteer hours every year. 

Congratulations Explorer Post 449!