APD Youth Explorers take prizes at Gatlinburg, TN competition


Members of the Asheville Police Department’s Explorer Post 57 traveled to Gatlinburg, TN over the weekend to compete in the annual Winterfest Competition there. The competition focuses on skills and training to accomplish 15 simulated law enforcement scenarios like crime scene investigation and burglary report. The group of eight competing Explorers came home with second place in Basic Call Theft Report and third place in Felony Traffic Stop.

More than 67 law enforcement agencies participated in the Winterfest Competition weekend.



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The Asheville Police Department’s Explorer program is open to young men and women ages 14 to 21. For more information on the APD Explorer post, contact Officer Allen Dunlap at (828) 259-5834 or adunlap@ashevillenc.gov.