Explorers find success, at N.Y. Exploring Day

The Warren Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post attended the 12th annual Law Enforcement Exploring Day Conference in Williamsville, N.Y.

The conference was held at the Central Police Services Training Center of the Erie County Community College and was also attended by posts from the Buffalo Police Department, Cheektowaga Police Department, The Town of Tonawanda Police Department and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office.

The conference included seven scenarios which included Burglary in Progress, Domestic Intervention, Neighbor Dispute, Suspicious Person, Misdemeanor Traffic Stop, Felony Traffic Stop, and DUI Traffic Stop. There were also individual events which included the Physical Fitness Exam, Oral Board Interview, and the New York State Civil Service Exam.

The teams were randomly assigned to compete in 3 of the 7 events. The team of Chief Tiffany Dyke and Bryce Cummings took first place in Burglary in Progress and third in Domestic Intervention. Assistant Chief Brandon Hinton and Sgt. Derek Hanlin took third in Misdemeanor Traffic Stops. Sgt. Ryan Hettenbaugh and Amy Strain took second in Misdemeanor Traffic Stop and third place in Neighbor Dispute. The team of Devon Wertz and Gabe Hinton took fourth place in Misdemeanor Traffic Stops.

Post members also earned several individual awards. Tiffany Dyke placed first and Amy Strain placed second in the Women’s Physical Agility Test. Ryan Hettenbaugh placed third in the Men’s Physical Agility Test and fourth in the New York State Civil Service Exam. Derek Hanlin placed second in the New York State Civil Service Exam.