Tulsa Police Explorers

Teamwork, Pride, Excellence


Green Country Challenge Overview

 We hope to welcome all of you to Tulsa, OK for Green Country Challenge 2011.  We have hosted several mini competitions for the area Explorer Posts but have decided to spread our wings and host a regional Law Enforcement Explorer Competition.  Our hopes are to establish a tradition that will become a bi-annual event.

Green Country Challenge is designed to be very demanding on the physical and mental capabilities of each Explorer. Events are designed to test the strengths and limitations of a person's intelligence, personality, demeanor, and physical abilities, as well as dedication and conviction to the Explorer Program. Explorers are given the opportunity to test their skills in real life situations including; Felony Traffic Stops, DUI Stops, Vehicle Searches, Building Searches, and a Domestic Violence situation, just to name a few.  Explorers will also get the chance to demonstrate their abilities in an agility test and a written exam.

Trophies are awarded for 1st   through 3rd place in each event.  There will also be 1st through 3rd trophies awarded to the post s with the highest overall scores based upon all events. All events for 2011 allow for up to four (4) Explorers from each Post to participate, except for the written test and physical agility test in which each Explorer are encouraged to participate.

At least one scholarship will be awarded to successful applicants and competition participants. Scholarship applicants will be narrowed to 10 based upon a panels review of all applications.  Those 10 applicants will participate in oral interviews that include a review of each applicant’s application.  The panel will award scholarships based upon their ratings from the oral interview.  Fund raising efforts, sponsorship, and number of event entries will determine the amount and number of scholarships that will be awarded.

Best efforts will be made to gather raters/graders from multiple agencies for Green Country Challenge 2011.  If your posts law enforcement agency wishes to assist with raters or other volunteers please let us know.

The night before the competition there will be a banquet held for all participating Explorers and Advisors.  Attire for the banquet will be patrol uniforms, dress uniforms or Explorer uniforms.  No shorts, no t-shirts (unless posts uniform is t-shirt style).

Group lodging rates have been arranged and rooms can accommodate up to 5 explorers per room making lodging rates as low as $18.00 per night, per explorer.

Schedule

Friday June 10, 2011

F.O.P. Lodge  12512 E 21st St

1500-1700       Event Check-In, all posts must be checked in no later than 1700 hours (please call if late)

1500-1800       Social time, post meetings (refreshments provided)

1700                 Advisors briefing

1800                Opening remarks, Banquet

 

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Union 8th Grade Center

 0830                Event Briefing for explorers and advisors.

0900-2000       Events Competition (individual event schedules will be posted on June 3, 2011)

 

 Sunday, June 12, 2011

 0900                        Scholarship interviews begin

1000                        Written exam

1100                        Physical Agility Test

1300                        Closing Ceremony

                                Awards, Scholarships

 
 

Green Country Challenge 2011 Events

1.        Arrest and Search

Team will arrive at a dwelling having received a tip from a credible source that at least one wanted person entered the dwelling and has not exited.  The teams objective will be to safely and legally make entry, make arrest(s), conduct search incident to arrest and collect evidence/contraband. 

Judges will evaluate based upon:

·         Arrest and Search Techniques Study Guide 2003 as posted at http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

·         Applicable state and federal law

·         General officer safety tactics

·         Teamwork

                Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limit.

  

 Bomb Threat

Team will be dispatched to a location regarding a bomb threat made either by phone, in person, or that a suspicious device has been located.  The teams objectives may include: safely evacuating persons, searching for the bomb and investigating the incident.

 Judges will evacuate based upon:

·         Bomb Threat Response Study Guide 2003 as posted at http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

·         Safety precautions taken by the team

·         Teamwork

·         Handling of the investigation

                                Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limit.

   Burglary in Progress

Team will be dispatched to respond to a burglary in progress call.  The Teams objectives may include: to work as a team to safely search the location, make arrests, locate evidence of the crime.

 Judges will evaluate based upon:

·         Burglary in Progress Study Guide 2003 as published at http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

·         Teamwork

                  ·         Officer Safety tactics· 
                                                
Investigative skills        
    
Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limit.

    Crime Scene Search

Team will be asked to conduct a crime scene search of a major crime scene.  The objectives may include: teamwork, investigative and interview skills, conducting the crime scene search, preservation or collection of evidence, crime scene sketch, and crime scene evaluation.

 Judges will evaluate based upon:

·         Crime Scene Search parts 1 and 2 as published at http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

·         Teamwork

·         Investigative skills

·         Proper evidence collection techniques

                     Team will consist of up to four explorers.   30 minute time limit.

    Crisis Negotiations

Team will be asked to use their active listening skills in order to gain rapport with an armed and barricades, suicidal subject.  The objective of the scenario is to keep the subject engaged and to gain as much intelligence as possible from him/her.

Judges will evaluate based upon:

                Teamwork

                Rapport building

                Status Board neatness and completeness

                Intelligence gathering

 Team will consist of up to four explorers.   30 minute time limit


 
Domestic Crisis Intervention

Team responds to a reported domestic violence call.  Objectives may include: handing domestic violence scene, arrest procedures, and problem solving.

 Judges will evaluate based upon:

·         Domestic Crisis Intervention Study Guide 2003 as published at http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

·         Officer safety tactics.

                 Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limi.

  Emergency First Aid

Team members will assess and treat a medical emergency outlining their process and observations to the evaluator.  Objectives may include basic first aid or CPR techniques.

 Judges will evaluate based upon:

·         Emergency Field First Aid Study Guide 2003 as published at http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

·         Explorers evaluation of the scene

·         Proper treatment of symptoms

·                                            Monitoring of the victims condition.

                Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limit.

 Traffic Stop 1

Team will conduct an “unknown” risk vehicle stop. The vehicle will have been stopped for running a sign. The Explorer team must react to the scenario as it develops. Objectives may include: proper approach, contact / cover, verbal skills (with suspects), communication (partners), observation skills, high risk traffic stop methods, arrest techniques, and overall officer safety.

 Judges will evaluate based upon:

·         Officer safety tactics

·         Observation skills

·         Patrol tactics and methods

·         Communication skills

 Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limit.

9.       Traffic Stop 2

Team will conduct an “unknown” risk vehicle stop. The vehicle will have been stopped for running a sign. The Explorer team must react to the scenario as it develops. Objectives may include: proper approach, contact / cover, verbal skills (with suspects), communication (partners), observation skills, high risk traffic stop methods, arrest techniques, and overall officer safety.

 Judges will evaluate based upon:

·         Officer safety tactics

·         Observation skills

·         Patrol tactics and methods

·         Communication skills

 Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limit.

10.   Traffic Collision

Teams will respond to a traffic collision involving a vehicle and a pedestrian (fatality).  The vehicle and victim (dummy) will be situated on a side street with debris and skid marks.  The police vehicle will be equipped with digital camera, rollatape , fifty foot measuring tape, note paper, traffic citations, and traffic collision forms.

 Judges will evaluate based upon:

                Assignments of responsibilities at the scene

                Techniques of accident investigation,

                Field sketch

                Interview with driver

                Accident report

                Traffic citation (if required)      

 Team will consist of up to four explorers.  30 minute time limit.

  Police Officers Physical Agility Test

Each individual Explorer will run a timed physical agility course with multiple physical obstacles such as walls, beams, cones, dummy drag, push-ups, sit-ups etc.  The course will be based upon entry level police physical agility test.  The highest and lowest score from each post will be thrown out and the remaining will be averaged to determine the posts score.

100 points maximum score. Scoring  will be based on the average score from each post.  Top scoring post will receive 100 points, second will receive 90 points, third will receive 80 points and so on.

  Written Exam

Every explorer will participate in this event.  Each team member will receive a test consisting of multiple choice, and  true false questions based upon the information found in the study guides published at:

http://www.learning-for-life.org/exploring/lawenforcement/

 The highest and lowest score from each post will be thrown out and the remaining will be averaged to determine the posts score.  30 minute time limit.

100 points maximum score. Score will be based on the posts overall average score.  If a post averages a 92% on the exam then they get 92 points.

 

 


 

Green Country Challenge 2011 Rules

·        ALL EVENT JUDGE/RATERS HAVE FINAL SAY AND THEIR DECISIONS WILL STAND.

  • NOTICE: Events are subject to cancellation or modification without notice.
  • A tie between any two teams in an event will be decided by the judges from that event.
  • No checklists or cheater cards may be used by explorers during evaluated events.
  • New events may be added at any time.
  • Explorers will compete in all events in patrol or dress uniforms, no shorts, no PT uniforms.  If you have a question concerning attire please contact us.
  • WEAPONS USED IN COMPETITION SCENARIOS: Each Post must provide their own training weapons. All weapons in the Law Enforcement Events (Felony Stops, Building Search,  Domestic Violence, Vehicle Search,  etc) must be training/dummy weapons, no projectiles of any kind.  
  • All Explorer participants must meet the age requirements of the Learning for Life Explorer program (14-20 years of age).  Explorers who registered with their post for 2011 and turned 21 years of age in 2011 may be allowed participate at the discretion of their post’s advisors.
  • Scoring disputes will be resolved between advisors and the Event Coordinator only, arguing, disrespect, or disputing with any judge will result in the immediate disqualification of the explorer or advisor and their post.
  • ALL TRAINING WEAPONS MUST BE DISTINCTIVELY PAINTED SO AS NOT TO BE MISTAKEN FOR AN ACTUAL WEAPON.  NO OTHER WEAPONS WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS. ****

Scholarship Information

Up to 5 scholarships will be available for award to successful participants. These scholarships will be awarded on Sunday at the awards ceremony.

Please read carefully the following criteria for the scholarship application process:

Who is eligible: 

High School Seniors, Graduates or equivalent. GPA of 3.0 or better (proof required with photocopy of last transcripts). Active in the community (Letter from someone in Community outlining your active participation). Furthering their education towards a career in public safety.

Requirements:

1. Your POST must be enrolled and paid in this year's competition.

2. You must be an active member in good standing with your Post, and must have a letter of recommendation from your Post Advisor.

3. Your scholarship application and required documentation must be postmarked by May 13 2011, and received by the end of business on May 27, 2011 in order to be considered for the scholarship portion of the competition.

4. You must submit a hand written essay, no more than 300 words, that detail your career goals, and lays out your process for obtaining these goals.

5. You must submit a separate hand written essay detailing how you are going to disburse the scholarship funds toward obtaining your scholastic goals.

6. The field of candidates will be narrowed to ten (10) by check in. These ten (10) Explorers will participate in an oral interview, in their Explorer Dress Uniform on Sunday morning. This review panel will make the final determination of which Explorers will receive scholarships. The winning Explorers will be announced and awarded their scholarships during the awards ceremony on Sunday.

7. ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. IF YOUR APPLICATION IS INCOMPLETE, IT MAY DISQUALIFY YOU FROM COMPETITON IN THE SCHOLARSHIP PHASE.  ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE HANDWRITTEN AND SUBMITTED BY May 13, 2011.


 

Additional Information

Mail your applications, scholarship documents  and funds to:

 

Tulsa Police Department

Tulsa Police Training Center

Attn:  Officer Marcella Brannon

6066 E 66th St North

Tulsa, OK 74117


For More Information Contact:

 Officer Marcella Brannon 918-591-4572

Officer Bart Dean 918-591-4511

 

If your post has volunteers looking to volunteer their help a Green Country Challenge as actors judges or other positions please have them contact Officer Bart Dean.

 

Event Locations

 

Sign-In and Banquet

FOP Lodge #93

12512 E 21st St

Tulsa, OK

 

 

Competitions and Closing Ceremony

Union 8th Grade Center

6501 S Garnett

Broken Arrow, OK

 

All locations can be found on internet mapping tools.

 


Upcoming Events

No upcoming events

ADVISORS

Officer Bart Dean, retired



Officer Marcie Brannon

918-591-4572

MSBrannon@cityoftulsa.org


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