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KPD celebrates Explorers Post 47

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Gina Cardoza accepts awards Aug. 4. Lined up to congratulate her are, from left to right, officers Dennis Miller, Arron Cowin, Chief of Police Robert DeVries, Randy Sandeen and Eric Urquijo Sr., Lead Advisor to the Explorers program.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->Gina Cardoza accepts awards Aug. 4. Lined up to congratulate her are, from left to right, officers Dennis Miller, Arron Cowin, Chief of Police Robert DeVries, Randy Sandeen and Eric Urquijo Sr., Lead Advisor to the Explorers program.

The Kingman Police Department held an annual awards ceremony Aug. 4 at its facility to honor the achievements of the KPD Explorers Post 47. Youth from 14-20 years old that have an interest in law enforcement or military service can participate in the Explorers program, where they learn skills, physical fitness and discipline. The Explorers received community service awards and a year of tenure award. In addition, four Explorers were honored for their participation in the annual Mohave Law Enforcement Explorer Academy in Lake Havasu. They were chosen to participate in the academy along with other Explorers from police and sheriff's offices in several Arizona cities and Elk Grove, Calif. The weeklong training program consists of over 125 hours of physical fitness and classroom time. Samuel Blackwell, Gina Cardoza, Brittany Foster and Angel Jacques were the four Explorers that attended the academy. They received an accolade, or shoulder cord award, and a ribbon for community service. The other Explorers honored that night were Captain Ashley O'Hara, Lieutenant Zack Peck, Ashley Macias and Kurtis Kerr.