FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 3, 2014
CONTACT: LT. ERIC SKAJA 760-839-4444
The Escondido Police Department hosted the first annual Police Cadet Competition this past weekend. Over seventy cadets, representing eight police agencies from three counties competed in the two day event. The Cadets completed several different hands on events and an obstacle course. The events were designed to encourage the Cadets to master teamwork, problem solving skills, physical and mental toughness. In one event, the teams were challenged to locate a missing person who had a simulated injury and carry that person to a different location for medical aid. Each event forced the cadets to use different skills and draw from their individual experiences from the police training they have received in their respective Cadet Programs. Awards were distributed to teams for excelling in individual events, as well as the overall completion. Congratulations to California Highway Patrol (Anaheim Station) for taking first place overall in the competition. At the conclusion of the event, all the Cadets and their advisors were treated to a barbeque lunch by Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter. Chief Carter stated, "These young men and women had a great time competing against each other. These Cadets are the future law enforcement officers, I was very impressed to see them come together and help those agencies that didn’t have enough Cadets to put together at full team. I am looking forward to running this competition next year”.
To join the Escondido Police Cadets, you are encouraged to apply on-line at www.police.escondido.org
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