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New cadets bring Troop #2471 to nearly 43 volunteers


SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department will welcome 18 new cadets to Explorer Troop #2471 at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, November 22.

The Salt Lake City Police Department opened the Explorer application process in August and 29 youth applied. After an extensive background and interview process, the department selected 18 recruits between the ages 14-20.

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


WHO: 18 Recruits for Explorer Troop #2471
WHAT: One-Day Explorer Academy
WHERE: Public Safety Building
475 S. 300 E.
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
WHEN: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, November 22, 2014
  8:20 a.m.: Pushups and sit ups
  9:00 a.m.: Drill & Ceremony
10:00 a.m.: 1.5-mile run at Liberty Park
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).