The Illinois Law Enforcement Explorer Conference will take place Monday, Aug. 5 through Friday, Aug. 9, 2013 at the Hilton Springfield Hotel. More than 200 Explorers from 21 Explorer Posts from around the state will be taking part in the conference.
This is the 28th Conference, which takes place every other year. The conference was last held in Springfield in 2011. “The Explorer program allows interested youth the opportunity to explore careers in law enforcement,” said Jeff Dalton, Conference Chairman. “The Explorers Program is for young people who are 14 – 21 years of age. Once Explorers are 21, they are eligible to test for positions within police agencies.”
“We are excited to have the Explorer Conference return to Springfield this summer,” said Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Fred Puglia. “We are an excellent location for youth groups, and are proud that they see Springfield as a good fit for the important work they do.”
Explorers will take part in several law enforcement scenarios during the conference including traffic stops, building searches, traffic accident investigations, hostage negotiations and more. In all, 14 different activities will be taking place throughout the city. For more information, contact Brad Schumacher or Jeff Dalton or visit www.ileec.org.