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Lassen Sheriff’s Explorers Graduate Training Academy

Back Row: Sergeant John McGarva, Dante Valerga, Correctional Supervisor Tami Langrehr, Probation Officer Jennifer Mohr, Melissa Vanderley. Front row: Corey Enoksen, Michael Valerga, and Mickenzie Mohr.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office Explorers graduated from the High Intensity Explorer Academy Training (H.E.A.T.) event at the Stead Army Base on June 22nd.

 This 4-day event was attended by explorers from Boulder County (Colorado) Sheriff’s Office, Elko County (Nevada) Sheriff’s Office, Sparks Police and Reno Police. The Explorers received training in weapons handling, traffic stops, building searches, active shooter, crisis intervention techniques and handcuffing procedures.

The Explorers representing the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office that attended H.E.A.T. were: Corey Enoksen, Mickenzie Mohr, Dante Valerga, Michael Valerga and Melissa Vanderley. Explorer Post Advisors: Sergeant John McGarva, Correctional Supervisor Tami Langrehr, and Probation Officer Jennifer Mohr attended the event and served as advisors for the training academy.

Sheriff’s Explorer Melissa Vanderley received an award for being the Most Improved Female Explorer.

The event was sponsored by Learning for Life program under the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorer Program allows teenagers from 14 ½ to 20 to learn about all aspects of a chosen field.

The Lassen County Sheriff’s Explorers spend time learning the duties of patrol deputies, correctional officers at the Lassen County Jail, dispatch and various other duties. The Sheriff’s Explorer program provides an opportunity for our youth to serve in an apprenticeship role and learn about our Sheriff’s Office.

To learn more about the Sheriff’s Explorer Program contact Sergeant John McGarva at 251-8013 or Correctional Supervisor Tami Langrehr at 251-5245.

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