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Bloomington Police Explorers honored for excellence in crime prevention

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Bloomington Briefing Published July 3, 2023
Updated on July 3, 2023
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The Bloomington Police Explorers were recognized for their work at the Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association’s 48th annual state conference in Rochester in May. The BPD Explorer team took home a first-place trophy in crime prevention, and third place in white-collar crime. Explorers Luke Baukol and Nick Kattreh-Kuritz also took home trophies for placing first and fifth respectively in the pistol competition events.

“Teaching my profession to young people year after year both strengthens my own skills in law enforcement and reminds me why this profession is so unique,” program advisor Detective Carla Magaard said. “I enjoy interacting with the young people in the program in a learning environment and watching them grow. Many of our explorers have gone into military or law enforcement professions and it’s rewarding to see them build skills that will help with their futures.”

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