Douglas County Sheriff’s Explorers Claim Regional Awards

Posted By on April 11, 2017

by Sgt. Bernadette Smith, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office · 2 min read

MINDEN, Nev. – The Douglas County Sheriff’s Explorer POST #2105 attended the Central Coast Law Enforcement Exploring Competition April 7-9, 2017 in Tulare, California.

The DCSO Explorers competed against 21 other Police, Sheriff and Highway Patrol explorer Posts. Scenarios the explorers competed in included felony car stops, shooting skills, written exams, oral interviews, suspicious persons and physical agility. There were 19 scenarios in total. The Sheriff’s Explorers walked away with 13 trophies, taking 2nd place overall in the entire competition. They represented Douglas County Sheriff’s Office exceptionally and they have reason to be proud by evidence of their outstanding performance.

Deputy Teresa Duffy said, “They worked together as a team; they were positive and supportive of not only each other, but other Explorer Posts as well. They have consistently worked hard to accomplish this goal.”

Pictured from left to right: Katelynn Wiggins, Maverick Duffy, Matjew Masterian, Charity Rosier, Spencer Flanders, Brady Mclaughlin. Annalisa Neal, Manuel Castrellon and Fallon Montanucci. Photo provided by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Chris Wiggins said Stockton Police Explorers were wearing orange ribbons on their uniforms in support of an explorer’s mom who was battling cancer.

DCSO Explorers also wore the orange ribbons during competition to show their support.

Deputy Duffy said, “To see all the young and energetic police explorers really makes both of us hopeful about the future of law enforcement, and to see the amazing youth around us.”

Anyone interested in supporting the DCSO Explorers, or interested in joining the Explorers, can contact Youth Services at (775) 783-6441 or email