Monday, June 4, 2018

Riverside Police Explorers Win at State Competition

       On June 1st, the Riverside Police Explorers attended the 2018 New Jersey Police Explorer Competition. The annual event is held at Stockton University over a 3 day period.  While there, Explorers live on campus and compete against other Explorer posts from across the state. This year, 15 of New Jersey's top Police Explorer posts attended the event. The students learned about criminal justice from Stockton University professors and various experts in the law enforcement field. They also compete in multiple events and police scenarios including Physical Fitness Drills, Traffic Stops, Building Searches, Domestic Violence, Active Shooter, Burglaries and other team competitions. 

     This year Riverside Police Explorers Cpt. Alexa Ingram , Lt. Rick Loveland, Sgt. Jacob Arocho, Sgt. Zach DiFrancesco, Sgt. Cole Cerchiaro and Gavin Martinez tested their skills against other elite Explorers. We are proud to announce that Riverside Post #70 took first place in the Domestic Violence Scenario, Alexa Ingram finished 4th for physical fitness among the female attendees and Riverside Explorers were selected as part of the "Best Platoon" award for the entire event. We are very proud of these outstanding  members of our community and hope to see them succeed as future leaders.

         The Riverside Police Explorers Post #70 is an organization that learns and experiences different aspects of law enforcement under the supervision and guidance of members of the Riverside Police Department. Although they have no law enforcement authority, they often augment the Police Department by assisting with community related functions. The Explorers Program is open to youths of Burlington County between the ages of 14 and 18, many of whom have a desire to pursue a career in law enforcement. The activities of the Explorers include, but are not limited to training, ride alongs, and community service. If you or someone you know would like information about joining the Riverside Police Explorers Program, please contact

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