The Explorers of the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Stockton Area have distinguished themselves in their commitment to the community and the CHP; receiving several President’s Volunteer Service Awards.
The CHP Stockton Area Explorer Program, for men and women ages 15 to 21, encourages them to develop skills and knowledge that could lead to a career in law enforcement. Explorers assist the CHP both in the office and in the field, assisting the community in a variety of ways.
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is issued by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation – created by President George W. Bush to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers make to the nation. Explorers who completed between 100 and 174 hours of community service earned a Bronze Award. Explorers who completed between 175 and 249 hours of community service earned a Silver Award. Explorers who completed more than 250 hours of community service earned a Gold Award.
Stockton CHP Explorers earned five individual awards including one Gold, two Silver and two Bronze Awards. They also received a Post Group Award for individual members completing more than 25 hours of community service each and with a combined total of 1,178 hours.
“I have personally seen these young men and women in action and feel confident that our communities will continue to benefit from their generosity in the near future,” CHP Stockton Commander Barry Koenig said about the CHP Stockton Explorers.
Stockton Explorers will receive their awards at a ceremony in front of family and friends on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at 2720 N. Wilcox Road, Stockton.
Young people who are interested in learning more about the Explorer Program may call the CHP Stockton Area office at (209) 938-4800 or visit https://www.chp.ca.gov/chp-careers/explorer. Requirements include: age 15-21, no drug or alcohol use, no felony arrests or convictions, and be in good standing with their school, work, and family.