Osceola County – Recently, members of the Osceola County Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 816 participated in the 2019 Florida Sheriff's Explorer Association (FSEA) State Delegates Competition which took place in Osceola County. During the week long delegates competition, Explorer posts from across Florida come together to compete and/or train in the following categories: Firearms, Unknown Risk Traffic Stops, Felony Traffic Stops, Crisis Intervention, Officer Down, Domestic Violence, In-Progress Calls, Building Searches, and Active Shooter.
During the firearm competition, Trevor Baker placed second in the Tyro division of the 9mm category. The Osceola Explorers also placed first in Unknown Risk Traffic Stops, first in Domestic Violence, second place in Officer Down, and third in Active Shooter.
Lisdaily Aragon received the East Central Region Explorer of the Year Award, the FSEA Leadership Award, and a FSEA Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship for $3,500.00. Anthony Cruz was elected as the East Central Region Vice President for the FSEA.
“The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is proud of their Explorers who participated in this statewide competition. They are Explorers now, but our future leaders in our communities”, stated Sheriff Russ Gibson.
Currently, there are 30 Explorers in the Osceola County Sheriff's Office Explorer Program which works with teens and young adults ages 14-21. The program allows participants the opportunity to learn and experience lawful citizenship as they work alongside Sheriff's deputies in on-going training and community service projects. The program emphasizes responsibility, leadership, teamwork and self-reliance.