FBI New York Explorers Compete at National Conference
Explorers from the FBI’s New York Office at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference, held July 14-19, 2014 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
New York’s FBI Explorers Post #2060, a group of middle school, high school, and college students interested in pursuing careers in law enforcement, competed last month at the National Law Enforcement Exploring competition at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
Going head to head with 245 posts from around the country, the FBI Explorers tied with two other teams for first place in the police exam; finished fifth in the search and arrest competition; and finished fifth in the traffic accident investigation competition.
Some facts about the FBI Explorers:
- The New York FBI Explorers post was the first in the Bureau.
- Last year, New York FBI Explorers volunteered for more than 1,800 hours of community service.
- Many of the Explorers from the FBI’s New York post have gone on to careers in law enforcement.
- The post’s official name is the Lenny Hatton Memorial FBI Explorer Post, in honor of FBI Special Agent Leonard Hatton, who died in the line of duty while assisting in the evacuation of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The post was given the number 2060 in honor of Special Agent Hatton’s badge number.