News Flash

News & Announcements

Posted on: August 18, 2023

Santa Paula Police Explorers Excel in Regional Tactical Competition

Untitled design

Santa Paula Police Explorers Excel in Regional Tactical Competition

Santa Paula, Calif. – Law Enforcement Explorers from Santa Paula Police Department Post 2350 participated in the “Channel Islands Challenge” regional competition in Oxnard August 11-13, 2023. Seven Santa Paula Police Explorers participated and competed with other explorer posts in a three-day competition. The young men and women from Santa Paula were successful with a first place, second place, and four (4) third place awards.

The competition, hosted by the Oxnard Police Explorers, included explorer posts from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Oxnard Police Department, Riverside Police Department, Santa Monica Police Department, Simi Valley Police Department, Torrance Police Department, Santa Maria Police Department, and California Highway Patrol.

The three-day competition assessed explorers’ tactical skills in scenarios including Unknown Circumstances, Virtual Reality Force Options Simulator, Building Search, “Bearcat” Pull, Crisis Negotiations, Officer Assist, Domestic Dispute, and Traffic Stop. These skills are a snapshot of the disciplines peace officers learn in their training to graduate the police academy.

The Law Enforcement Explorer Program is affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Young men and women between the ages of 14 and 21 who are interested in joining the Santa Paula Police Explorers can email the post advisors at

Congratulations to Santa Paula Police Explorer Post 2350 on a tremendous achievement at the competition! See attached photo (Pictured from left to right: Explorer Adan Reyes, Explorer Angel Reyes, Explorer Mercedes Zuniga, Advisor Amanda Salinas, Explorer Sergeant Sandra Lopez, Explorer Angel Castaneda, Explorer Miguel Reyes, Senior Explorer Javier Manzanares, and Advisor Juan Navarrete).

The Post has a special dedicated wall in the main hallway of the Police Department that displays their accolades. Written above their plaques and pictures is their commitment, “Training tomorrow’s law enforcement officers today.”

Read the full bilingual press release...

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in News & Announcements

Seasonal Banners (Instagram Post)

Celebrate the Holidays with Santa Paula!

Posted on: November 20, 2023
Harvard Boulevard Traffic Closure (2)

Harvard Blvd. Project Updates

Posted on: August 15, 2023
Welcome Kits

Santa Paula Welcomes New Residents

Posted on: May 16, 2023