News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office
Posted: Aug. 5, 2014, 3:46 p.m.
Media and Interested Parties
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets participated in the Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) -- held July 31 to August 3, 2014 at the Oregon National Guard Base, Camp Rilea in Warrenton, OR.
This year's competition attracted cadets from 14 different law-enforcement agencies from across Oregon and Washington.
The Law Enforcement Challenge places young men and women in realistic scenarios that test their knowledge and ability in areas of law, search and seizure, tactics, officer safety, report-writing, driving, department policies, physical ability and decision-making.
Cadets compete in various events that simulate situations law-enforcement officers deal with on a daily basis -- as well as situations officers deal with only in extreme circumstances. The events range from traffic stops to active-shooter scenarios. The events are supervised and critiqued by full-time law enforcement officers who are often experts in that particular discipline.
This year Clackamas County Cadets earned the First Place "Overall" award and the First Place "Officer Safety" award, along with many other individual and team awards. This marks four years in a row this group has earned top honors at the Law Enforcement Challenge.
The Cadet program at Clackamas County is a volunteer program for young men and women ages 15-21 who are interested in careers in law enforcement. Cadets participate in ride-alongs with deputies, train for events (including the LEC) and volunteer thousands of hours doing community service across Clackamas County every year. The Cadets also hold several fundraisers to raise donations in order to pay for their equipment and these types of competitions.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program, click here.
Deputy Marcus Mendoza
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office
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