News Release
July 16, 2010
Contact: Chuvalo J. Truesdell
Number: 404-893-7124

Law Enforcement Explorers to Hold National Conference
3,200 youths will travel to Atlanta to take part in educational activities

JUL 16 -- (ATLANTA) – 3,200 Law Enforcement Explorers representing all 50 states will travel to Atlanta, Ga. July 19-14 th to take part in the 18 th biennial National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference.

The week-long conference will take place on the campus of Georgia Tech University and will feature several team competitions including arrest and search techniques, crime scene investigation, bomb threat response, and hostage negotiations. Seminars on gang violence, psychological profiling, effective communication, narcotics trafficking and interdiction, and border protection are also planned.

Law Enforcement Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women who have completed the eighth grade and are 14-20 years old. Law Enforcement Explorer posts around the country help youth to gain insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities. For young men and women who are interested in careers in the field of law enforcement, Exploring offers experiential learning with lots of fun-filled, hands-on activities that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth.

High-ranking officials from the DEA, the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service will take part in the conference.

Rodney G. Benson, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division encourages all members of the media to attend this fun and exciting event. This is an opportunity to capture the essence of real-life law enforcement scenarios. DEA coordinates the Arrest and Search competition. This competition will chronicle exploring teams who will perform a dynamic entry of residence and execution of an arrest warrant while in pursuit of known drug suspects.

Media interested in covering any portion of the conference should contact Chuvalo Truesdell (Public Information Officer for the DEA Atlanta Field Division) at 404-893-7124. Be sure to bring press credentials and a second form of valid identification.