Explorer Post teaches criminal justice skills

This article submitted by Molly Connors on 7/30/96.

Members of PaynesvilleÍs Explorer Post learned how to perform routine traffic stops last Monday night.

Explorer Post is kind of ńa co-ed Boy Scouts,î according to advisor Kim Evans. The Post, a ńcareer-orientedî organization, teaches kids different aspects of the criminal justice field.

Last MondayÍs traffic stops were practices for a statewide explorer competition. Aside from traffic stops, the competition also includes First Aid, domestic confrontations, search and seizure and shooting a .38 caliber weapon.

There are about 800,000 explorers nationwide, ranging in age from 14 to 21. PaynesvilleÍs post, which consists of ten people, started in May. Most of MinnesotaÍs posts are county posts, not city posts, Evans said.

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