Police Explorers shine at national competition


Back Row: Officer Nicole Casalnuovo and Officer Thomas Kincaid Second to Back Row: Explorer Haik Kibarian, Explorer Darius Grammer, Explorer William Peterson, and Explorer Jenna Kim Second to Front Row: Explorer Ian Avakian, Explorer Siggi Lipansky, Explorer Kevin Hua, and Explorer Anson Law Front Row: Officer David M. Cutler, Explorer Sgt. Amelia Cesario, Explorer Lt. Charlotte Lichens, Explorer Sgt. Kyle So, and Explorer Advisor Princeton Liu

From PPD Officer David Cutler:

On January 17-19 2020, The Piedmont Police Explorers (Post 911), Officer Kincaid, Officer Casalnuovo, Explorer Advisor Princeton Liu, and I attended the 2021 Chandler Tactical Competition in Chandler, Arizona.  There were a total of 62 explorer/ cadet posts totaling 600 plus explorers/ cadets from around the United States.

The Piedmont Police Department had a total of 11 explorers attend this competition. The explorers competed in six different scenarios ranging from a crisis negotiation scenario, (5) person hostage rescue to a sniper challenge. The explorers were graded on their tactics, safety, and the ability to operate as a team. Our explorers were constantly praised for their command presence, enthusiasm, dedication, and team work by the evaluators.       

The explorers also took part in several other events such as an obstacle course, laser tag, and 5.11 Tactical Breachers Challenge. Explorer Sgt. Amelia Cesario took 1st place in the female explorer obstacle course. Explorer Kevin Hua took 5th place in the male explorer obstacle course. The post took 2nd place in the 5.11 Tactical Breachers Challenge.  

The Piedmont Police Explorers represented our police department with dignity, respect, and to the fullest.

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