Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association
Please check in at the Double Tree Hotel second Floor. You will need to come and get your conference box and check in with us before going to your hotels. Check in is from 14:00 to 18:00. *** Hotel check in is after 1500.*** If you are not able to make this please let us know. Treasurer@mnleexplorer.org
The individual scenario “Job Interview” will take place again this year in the Civic Center Riverview Suites. Sign up for the event will be at the registration desk where you also get your team event times. Each post will be guaranteed to include one explorer, but most posts will get to to sign up two. This will be based on first come first served basis. Please speak to your explorers ahead of time and select your representatives based on age, experience, and immediate impact of being involved in this scenario. Last year we had 86 explorers interviewed, with the top three recognized at the awards banquet. The interview panel, made up of officers and administrators from throughout the state, have all asked to return because of their positive experience last year. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the board."
The Minnesota Crime Prevention Association has
been working on some changes to the Crime Prevention Event at
the upcoming State Explorer Competition. Our goal is to provide
a scenario that teaches communication skills, confidence, and
knowledge of citizen based programs while preparing the
Explorers for the National Competition. The 2010 Rochester
event will consist of a 15 point test and a 10 minute
presentation on Neighborhood Watch.
The 15 point test will be taken by each Explorer team member and the scores will be averaged. We are still waiting to hear back from the National organization regarding resources to study. We hope to have these available by the beginning of March. The 10 minute group presentation will be made in front of the judges posing as concerned citizens in your city interested in forming a Neighborhood Watch group. Study guides and sample score sheets are available for you to use on our website at www.mncpa.net.
Please feel free to pass this information on. If you are having a Crime Prevention Specialist train your Explorers please let them know of these resources. We want to make sure everyone is prepared and knows what to expect in Rochester.
We are excited about this event because crime prevention is a vital part of every officers duties. Explaining how to better secure a home that was just burglarized will give comfort to the victims. Talking to the crowd at a park after a medical and praising the citizen who called 911 will reinforce shaken nerves. Presenting information to a group of Neighborhood Watch members on what is suspicious and when to call 911 will gain leads to crimes that you may not have been aware of. It is the good citizen that often gets overlooked in our busy days. The crime prevention event in Rochester gives the Explorers a chance to see the preventative side of law enforcement and teach them skills they will use in the future. The judges are business owners that will present a scenario that the Explorers will present on, example a convenience store that has recently been robbed.
Click here to get the US Army Permission Slip for Rock Wall. If you are under 18 you will need this form signed by a parent or guardian. You will present this form to the US Army personnel that will be presenting the event.
Click here to get a Youth Leader Application. This leader will be voted upon at the State Conference. Please encourage your Explorers to participate in this event.
Click here to get you Local Tour Permits. These permits must be turned into you local councils. Please give them extra time to process the forms. If you have any questions please contact your local council.