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kdps in KDPS News on Jun 08, 2011
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The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Explorer Team consists of young men and women, ages 14-21 years, from throughout the greater Kalamazoo community. These area youth provide an outstanding service to our community as they volunteer their time to assist over 30 various organizations throughout each calendar year.


On April 29th and 30th 2011, the KDPS Explorer Post traveled to Alpena, Michigan to compete against 35 other Explorer Posts from around the State of Michigan and a team from the State of Georgia.


At this competition, participants are judged in four common investigation aspects of everyday police work. The categories of competition are traffic accidents, domestic crisis intervention, high risk traffic stops, and armed burglary suspects in a building.

Awards are given in each individual category and the combined overall top scoring post receives the “Governor’s Cup”, recognizing them as the top Explorer Post in the State of Michigan.


KDPS Explorer Post #265 finished first in high risk traffic stops with a perfect score of 100 points, and second place in building searches with 98 out of 100 points. With this outstanding performance, our Explorer Post managed a remarkable 386 points out of a possible 400 points. This accomplishment placed them first overall, capturing the coveted Governor’s Cup.


The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety family would like to congratulate our Explorer program on their outstanding performance. We are all very proud of the way they represented not only this department, but the entire greater Kalamazoo community.



By authority of: Sgt. Joe Humphries