Sheriff's Office Cadets excel in 'Officer Survival' at 2015 Law Enforcement Challenge

News Release from: Clackamas Co. Sheriff's Office

Posted: August 18, 2015, 3:45 p.m.



Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets


Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets participated in the Law Enforcement Challenge (LEC) -- held July 30 to August 2, 2015 at the Oregon National Guard Base, Camp Rilea in Warrenton, OR.

This year's competition attracted 193 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 took first place overall in "Officer Survival." Points for officer survival are awarded during each scenario; at the end of the LEC competition the agency with the highest overall average wins this award.

Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Cadets also took third place overall in event scores. Hillsboro PD Cadets took first place overall, and Portland Police Cadets East Precinct took second.



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.


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Sergeant Nathan Thompson
Office of Public Information
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office