Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association

Nationals

In 1977, the National Law Enforcement Exploring Committee first considered the possibility of developing a national event that would be open to all Law Enforcement Explorers and Advisors.

From its inception, one of the reasons for the success of the conference has been the active support and participation of prominent national, state, and local leaders in law enforcement.

Objectives of the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference are to:

  1. Provide an opportunity to substantially enrich the program of each Law Enforcement post.
  2. Help create new Law Enforcement posts.
  3.  Enhance the level of officer and Advisor performance within existing Law Enforcement posts.
  4. Promote an exchange of successful post program ideas.
  5. Encourage posts to incorporate the five areas of program emphasis (career opportunities, citizenship, leadership experience, life skills, and character education) into their post program planning.
  6. Create a positive climate for federal law enforcement agencies and national law enforcement associations to become familiar with Law Enforcement Exploring.
  7. Provide Law Enforcement Explorers with a format for career and educational exploration.
  8. Give Explorers an opportunity for recreational and social activities, and for having fun.

Listed below are the director and youth chairs of the respective Conference, along with the agency affiliation of each individual at the time, university name, and conference location.

1979
Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
Honorable H. Stuart Knight, director, U.S. Secret Service
Julie Pierson, Post 103, Orlando Police Department, Florida
Diana Wilcox, Post 1986, Montgomery County Police Department, Maryland

1981
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Honorable Peter Bensinger, administrator, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
Roland Corrales, Post 328, Hillsborough County Police Department, Florida
Denise McCormick, Post 565, McComb County Police Department, Michigan

1983
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
Honorable William H. Webster, director, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Patrick Williams, Post 1050, Newport Beach Police Department, California

1984
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Honorable William von Raab, commissioner, U.S. Customs Service
Suzanne Schreiber, Post 601, Santa Clara Police Department, California

1986
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Honorable Stephen Higgins, director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
Michael Knight, Post 950, Lansing Police Department, Illinois
Richard Ryals, Post 400, Volusia County Police Department, Florida

1988
Boston University, Boston, MA
Honorable Charles Rinkevich, director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Karen C. Carr, Post 609, Chesterfield County Police Department, Virginia
Laura Lee Locke, Post 83, Denver Police Department, Colorado

1990
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO
Honorable Stanley E. Morris, deputy director for supply reduction, Office of National Drug Control Policy
Teresa Absher, Post 244, Nevada County Sheriffs Department, Nevada

1992
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Commissioner Carol Hallet, U.S. Customs Service
Jamie Hoffman, Post 481, Chelsea Police Department, Michigan

1994
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Supt. Lloyd Jennings, Indiana State Police Department
John Christman, Post 655, Rochester New York Police Department, New York

1996
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Joe Albo, Director, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Phoenix, Arizona
Vinnie Montez, Post 500, Boulder County Sheriff's Department, Boulder, Colorado

1998
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Col. David B. Mitchell, Maryland State Police, Pikesville, Maryland
Ruben Lino, Post 104, Santa Barbara Police Department, Santa Barbara, California

2000
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Col. Robert Hightower, Georgia State Patrol, Atlanta, Georgia
Ginger Anderson, Post 368, Verona Police Department, Verona, Wisconsin

2002
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Col. Dennis Garrett, Director, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Phoenix, Arizona
Donna Gonzalez, Post 281, Township of Ocean Police Department, New Jersey

2004
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Col. George Ellis, Director, Georgia State Patrol
Kori MacDonald, Post 782, Atlantic Beach Police, Florida

2006
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Robert Vanderpool, Director, Arizona Department of Public Safety
Reginald McCullough, Post 219, Franklin, Tennessee

2008
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Administrator Karen Tandy of the Drug Enforcement Administration
Cory Jackson, Post 791/792, Helena, Alabama

2010
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

2012
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado

2014
Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana



2014 Conference
Conference Info


2012 Conference BOLO's
    July 16
    July 17
    July 18
    July 19
    July 20
    Results


2010 Conference BOLO's
    July 19
    July 20
    July 21
    July 22
    July 23
    Results


2008 Conference BOLO's
    July 21
    July 22
    July 23
    July 24
    July 25
    July 26
    Results


2006 Conference BOLO's
    July 11
    July 12
    July 13
    July 14
    July 14 Late Edition