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San Gabriel Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Academy Hosts Graduation

Chief Jim Hunt, Explorers Gabriel Onofre, Zaira Mungia, Sergio Centeno, Anthony Chavez, Brenda Evangs, Explorer Sergeant Joselyn Hernandez, and Lieutenant Nels Ortlund. Photo Credit: City of Monrovia
Chief Jim Hunt, Explorers Gabriel Onofre, Zaira Mungia, Sergio Centeno, Anthony Chavez, Brenda Evangs, Explorer Sergeant Joselyn Hernandez, and Lieutenant Nels Ortlund. Photo Credit: City of Monrovia

On June 7, 2014, four outstanding young Monrovian's, Sergio Centeno, Anthony Chavez, Brenda Evangs and Zaira Mungia, representing the Monrovia Police Department Explorer Post #132, graduated from the San Gabriel Valley Law Enforcement Explorer Academy, Class #86.  Two other Monrovia Explorers, Gabriel Onofre and Joselyn Hernandez, participated in the color guard for the event, and Chief Jim Hunt from Monrovia gave the graduation address.  

Thirty young people, ranging in age from 16 to 20 years old, attended a sixteen-week academy, where they learned about the law enforcement profession and leadership.  They were required to participate in physical training, formation and drill.  

At the end of the 16 weeks, they were evaluated on their academics, physical fitness and preparation of their notebooks, containing their work and academic content.  Several of the graduates from Monrovia earned special recognition for being top three in their class.  

The Monrovia Police Department's Explorer Post is coordinated through the Learning for Life division of the Boy Scouts of America and is a program to allow youth, ages 14 through 20, to learn about a career in law enforcement.

—City of Monrovia

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