CCSO Explorer Post members head to national competition

CHATHAM COUNTY, GA (WTOC) – Fourteen members of the Chatham County's Sheriff's Office Explorer Post 876 and seven deputies boarded a bus Friday morning for the national Winterfest competition in Gatlinburg, Tenn.

The CCSO Explorer Post is made up of young men and women between the ages of 18 and 21. They attended regular meetings to learn about law enforcement, local government, leadership, character development and how to be role models for young people, according to the Chatham County Sheriff's Office.

They will join nearly 3,000 other participants from 12 states at the annual Winterfest Exploring and Venturing competition.

The CCSO Explorers will be participating in a Felony Traffic Stop competition, Cell Extraction and Search competition and Uniform competition.

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