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New cadets bring all Troop #2471 to nearly 40 volunteers

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department will welcome 22 new cadets to Explorer Troop #2471 at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, November 16.

The Salt Lake City Police Department opened the Explorer application process in August. After an extensive background and interview process, the Department invited eight young men and 14 young women, ages 14-20, to join the troop. The diverse group includes thirteen who speak a second language.

Reporters are invited to observe Saturday’s events, which will include a program introduction, safety awareness, radio procedures, firearms safety, drill and ceremony guidance, and physical training.


WHO: Explorer Class #2471
WHAT: Day 1 for 22 new Explorer cadets
WHERE: Public Safety Building
  475 S. 300 E.
  Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
WHEN: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, November 16, 2013
  8:20 a.m. Pushups, sit ups, and 1 1/2 mile run
  9:00 a.m. 1.5-mile run at Liberty Park
  10 a.m.: Drill & Ceremony
  10:40 a.m.: Radio procedures
  1:00 p.m.: Stations: 10 deadly errors; 6 major hazards; firearms
  4:50 p.m.: graduation and awards
Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).