Sheriff's Office Cadets compete at 'Law Enforcement Challenge' at Camp Rilea

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: Aug. 15, 2013, 11:23 a.m.

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The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office was represented by 21 Cadets at this year's annual "Law Enforcement Challenge" (LEC), held Aug. 8-11 at Camp Rilea near Seaside, Oregon.

In attendance were 182 cadets from 16 different law-enforcement agencies from Oregon and Washington.

The Law Enforcement Challenge is an opportunity for cadets to meet and compete against other youth with similar interests while displaying their knowledge of various aspects of law enforcement. Cadets compete in staged events that simulate daily duties and dispatched calls to which a deputy would respond. The cadets are evaluated for their ability to complete their tasks, properly apply laws, use of proper tactics, decision-making skills and knowledge of procedures. At the completion of LEC, there is an award ceremony to recognize the individuals and teams who placed.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Cadets were the returning champions. This year our cadets did very well -- with 16 out of our 21 cadets placing in at least one event. Most of them placed in two or more events. The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office received the overall award for "Officer Safety" and earned a very close second place for "Top Post."


The Cadet Program at the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office is for young adults between 15 and 21 years of age who are interested in a career in law enforcement. Our cadets volunteer thousands of hours each year at various community events throughout Clackamas County. In addition to performing community service, cadets attend training and are mentored by deputies.

If you or someone you know is interested in finding out more information about the Cadet Program, click here.


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Contact Info:
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office

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