Important Dates and Announcements

Update Thursday, May 7, 2020 1700 hours, LIVE LECTURE IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Saturday May 9th Explorer Academy Facebook Live Lecture will be presented by Baldwin Park Police Department, Detective Chice. The lecture will be on Child Abuse / Sexual Assault, this is sensitive mature information intended for Explorer Recruits, NOT for (any (other minors) younger, friends, siblings or relatives in the household. As always if you have any questions or comments you may ask before, during or after the lecture. Also, this week immediately after this lecture we will hold online platoon counseling for all recruits.  

Update Tuesday, May 5, 2020 1800 hours, 

Important information for all recruits :

Only Homework due yesterday, Mon. May 4th was “VALOR” word of the week.  Platoon counseling tomorrow and Thursday, check your email for notifications.

Wednesday May 6th at 1500 hours

STARs 1st platoon 1500 hrs

“. 2nd platoon 1530 hrs

“. 3rd platoon 1600 hrs

North Academy 1500 hrs with Sgt Ramirez

Thursday May 7th at 1500 hrs

STARs 4th platoon 1500 hrs

5th platoon 1530 hrs

AV Academy will contact Deputy Thom.

Live Lecture this Saturday, May 9th, 0800 hours, you may begin signing in at 0745 hours.

NO Homework due this Monday, May 11th.

Continue to stay safe ! As always contact us with any questions.

Update Friday, May 1, 2020 1100 hours, MIDTERM EXAM INFORMATION

Midterm Exam will be administered, May 2nd at 0800 hours. Please do not arrive prior to 0715 hours. Report to STARS or COC and take the exam from the comfort of your own vehicle. AV Academy contact Deputy Thom for instructions for the day. If you are sick or have any Covid symptoms, do not report to either location. Call us and let us know your situation.

Everyone in vehicle will need to have a PPE (Mask), at least two pencils and a hard surface to write on, clipboard, book or something similar. Upon arrival recruits will be directed to park in designated platoon areas. Parking in every other stall to leave distance between vehicles. If you carpool with someone else in another platoon, just pick one of the recruit’s platoon and let us know, who is in the vehicle.

STARS Center recruits will take the test in the southeast parking lot near the ATM. The test will begin promptly at 8am. When everyone in the vehicle has completed the exam, turn on your vehicles head lights and we will collect the test(s) and you will be free to leave. The test should take anywhere between 45 to 90 minutes to complete.
(Additionally, we will be handing out PT gear for any recruits that were absent in the 2nd or 3rd week that did not receive their printed T-shirts or sweatshirts and Class B name strips, ordered from Sheriff’s Relief. )
Continue to stay safe ! As always contact us with any questions

 

Update Saturday, April18, 2020 0715 hours

You may begin to sign on for Defensive Tactics Part 2 lecture at 0745 hours, remember to comment Full Name and Academy when signing in. 

UPDATE Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Platoon counseling both sessions are delayed approximately 30 minutes.  Be ready to go at 1530 and 1600 hours.

EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #104 -WEEK SEVEN

****UPDATE Friday,  April10th , 2020, 1730 hours*****

Online lecture, Defensive Tactics, Saturday, April 11th.   Spelling and Radio Code Quizzes. Section 2. Log onto FB  tomorrow morning 0745 hour, do not be late!  Log on with your Last and First names and  Academy.

Reminder!!
If you have not sent in your current email address to Explorerprogram@lasd.org
Please do so ASAP 

If you have already sent it in you may disregard, please do not resend

Thank you

****UPDATE Tuesday, April 7th , 2020, 0600 hours*****

Yesterday, you should have turned in your homework with lecture notes for the week of Saturday, March 28th.   If you are having problems reaching your advisor, please contact us and let us know.

***Beginning this week, April 5th and from here on out we are going to allow, all recruits at their OPTION, to type all their homework (lecture notes, word of the week and current event)***  

If you elect to type, you must type it in a WORD document using “Arial” 12 font.  All other conditions for the homework remain in effect; format, margins, # of pages, etc.   all the details can be found in your Recruit Training Manual (RTM). Also be advised we will be running all homework through a plagiarism program. Do NOT cut and paste from the internet or your class mates homework. All homework SHALL be in your OWN words.   The homework should be emailed to your advisor, who will forward it to us.

There is still a lot of learning value in hand writing your assignments; penmanship, spelling, writing thoughts grammatically (without computer auto-correct-spell checker, grammar check)  However under the circumstances we have elected to allow this option. This will greatly assist those recruits and advisors having difficulty delivering and receiving the homework.

Recruits MAY continue to hand write their assignments if they are not having any issues turning it into their advisors. REMINDER Do NOT send in cell phone photos of your homework, a lot of them are not printing out correctly and we want to make sure everyone is receiving proper credit for their work.  

This week’s (Saturday, April 11th ) online lecture, we are planning on a Defensive Tactics module, please make arrangements to have approximately six feet in diameter away from any furniture (anything breakable) and or computer screen, ideally if you are able to view from your phone in your back yard or any space big enough to give you the room to follow along with the demonstrations.

In two weeks , we will be having a Mid-term exam, make sure you are studying your lecture notes and RTMs.  Study your spelling words and radio codes we are also planning on quizzes this week in between the online lectures.  

Lastly, Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 1600 for two hours we will hold an OPTIONAL facebook live session for any recruits to ask any questions or wanting assistance with their homework.   Next week, we will begin platoon counseling sessions on ZOOM, this week, I need everyone to send their current email address to Explorerprogram@lasd.org

As always if you have any questions or concerns , please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sgt Tony Romo 323-819-8146 or aromo@lasd.org

***Update Thursday April 2 2020, 2000 hrs***

Saturday, April 4, 2020,, is our next online lecture.  Recruits may begin signing in at 0745 hours.  If you are not online for the lecture, you will be given an absence.  Please make sure you announce present when you begin viewing the Facebook Live lecture.   Take thorough notes as the lecture will not be available to view at a later time.   If you miss the lecture you will have to contact one of the other recruits to write your notes.  

Homework due on Monday, April 6th ,  2 pages of notes for lectures, Sgt. Ramirez- Report Writing and Sgt. Romo- Use of Force -Less lethal weapons.  1 page Current Event and 1 page – Word of the Week. 

Next Saturday, April 11, 2020 , we will begin spelling tests and radio codes again.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sgt Tony Romo 323-819-8146 or aromo@lasd.org

 

EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #104 -WEEK SIX

***Update Sunday March 29, 2020    2200***

Important information for this week.  Tomorrow March 30, 2020 , Homework from Week 4, Saturday, March 21, is due to your advisor.  Your POST advisor will submit your homework to us during the week.  Grading will be caught up this Saturday, April 7th. 

Due this week,  2 pages of lecture notes for Deputy Sanchez,  The Constitution lecture and Sgt. Romo – Patrol procedures lectures.  One Page (1) * assignments Word of the Week – Courage and One Page (1) Current Event,  ** I made a mistake during the lecture when I said 2 pages.   Word of the week and Current Event is always one page,  Lecture notes are two pages , unless directed by the instructor to do less.

We realize the last few weeks have been tough on everyone,  the online format has not been an easy transition but the class has preserved and you all have responded in a positive way.  In an attempt to re-establish some normalcy and hold everyone to a higher standard, next week, we will continue with only a morning lectures.  Our expectation is that recruits will be present for the lecture and be active participants or willing to be an active participant if called upon. if you miss the  morning lecture, you will be counted absent.  The commitment to be present on Saturdays even though it is only half the day, is being re-implemented.  

Video taped lectures will no longer be archived for recruits to review later. The 3/28 lectures will be taken off our facebook page beginning next week.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sgt Tony Romo 323-819-8146 or aromo@lasd.org

 

EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #104 -WEEK FIve

***Update Thursday March 26, 2020    1600***

We will only have one lecture session this Saturday morning March 28 at 0745 hours.    You may start to log in by 0745 hours, lecture will begin promptly at 0800 and end at approximately 1200.

Your attendance will be based on you logging onto the facebook live session and participating.  Please write in the comments section, ” NAME, ACADEMY AV, NORTH, or STARS” when you log in.   Be prepared to respond to random questions directed toward you.  If you have any difficulties, logging in or hearing the lecture, advise in the comment section or send an email to aromo@lasd.org and explorerprogram@lasd.org   

Look to the library forms page and print out the Incident Report Form, as it will be used for our lecture.

You are not required to video record your Independent PT sessions yet,  We are still working on those details.  Just submit your written PT log .

Homework that would have been due Saturday March 21 was due to your Post Advisor Monday , March 30.   Please place it in an envelope and drop it off unless they have instructed you to do otherwise   If they are asking you to scan and email it in.  You may do so if you have access to a scanner or fax machine .

Homework due for Monday March 30   Word of the week- COURAGE – Current Event- Lecture Notes from 3/21

FYI topics for Saturday are Report Writing and Less Lethal weapons.

If you have not created a Facebook account or joined are group page please do so   Please call me if you are having issues logging in or obtaining a device to log in to the page.

If you missed the Academy lecture from Saturday March 21 it may be viewed from the FB page in the photos section.  Any questions call or email Sergeant Romo  aromo@lasd.org  (323)-819-8146

*Update Monday March 23, 2020    0900***

Here are some details to clear up some questions.

We will only have one lecture session this Saturday morning March 28 at 0800 hours    You may start to log in by 0730 hours, lecture will begin promptly at 0800

You are not required to video record your Independent PT sessions yet  We are still working on those details.  Just submit your written PT log .

Homework that would have been due Saturday March 21 is due to your Post Advisor today.  Please place it in an envelope and drop it off unless they have instructed you to do otherwise   If they are asking you to scan and email it in.  You may do so if you have access to a scanner or fax machine .

Homework due for Monday March 30   Word of the week- COURAGE – Current Event- Lecture Notes from 3/21

FYI  possible topics for Saturday are Arson Explosives  Narcotics  Force and Less Lethal weapons 

If you have not created a Facebook account or joined are group page please do so   Please call me if you are having issues logging in or obtaining a device to log in to the page.

If you missed the Academy lecture from Saturday March 21 it may be viewed from the FB page in the photos section.  Any questions email or call Sergeant Romo  aromo@lasd.org     323-819-8146



EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #104 -WEEK FOUR

*Update Saturday March 21,2020    1300 hours***

The 1300 Academy lecture may be viewed from the FB page in the photos section.  Any questions email or call Sergeant Romo  aromo@lasd.org     323-819-8146

***UPDATE Friday, March 20, 2019 1145 hours***

Facebook confirmations for you to join the group, will be sent within the hour, please look for it. If you have not created an account or did not receive permission from your parents yet, or do not have a device to log on with, please send us a text or email.    

Recruits will be allowed to announce present in the comments section beginning at 0730 hours,  the lecture will begin at approximately 0815 hours.   A break will be given every 45-60 minutes.   Please continue viewing the live stream during the lecture,  recruits will be allowed ask questions and will be called upon randomly to answer questions during the lecture, you will be expected to respond in writing in the comments section.

Recruits are going to be asked to drop their homework packets off at their POST / Station in an envelope for their advisor by Monday of every week. Starting March 23rd. The advisors will collect and scan the homework to us. Please continue to check the website for additional details. You may also email or call if you have questions.

Sergeant Romo               aromo@lasd.org                323-819-8146

 

****Update Thursday, March 19, 2020 1630 hours****

After working with several online media platforms and due to the limitations on LASD servers, we have decided to use a FACEBOOK private group setting to deliver the live lectures.   ****Please request permission from your parents to use their accounts or to create your own FACEBOOK account.****

Send your Facebook account name to EXPLORERprogram@lasd.org or ask to be invited to the FB group  “LASD Explorer class 104” with your name, date of birth, academy location and current platoon #.   We will invite you to the FB group in time for the online lecture the morning of Saturday, March 21st., .   Additional instructions will follow tomorrow evening, thanks for your patience.  You may also email or call if you have questions.

Sergeant Romo               aromo@lasd.org      323-819-8146

***Update Wednesday, March 18, 2020***
We are still working on the final details for our online live lectures. We plan on using a private channel in youtube (a link will be sent to you on Friday March 20th in the evening.) The PT Form to document your self initiated training has been added to the weekly assignments page and the forms pages on this website.
If you were absent or went home early on Saturday, March 14th, please send the following information to explorerprogram@lasd.org

Name, platoon, email address, current phone number, and advise if you have access to the internet and a computer, laptop, cell phone to view live streaming.
Recruits are going to be asked to drop their homework packets off at their POST Station in an envelope for their advisor by Monday of every week. Starting March 23rd. The advisors will collect and scan the homework to us. Please continue to check the website for additional details. You may also email or call if you have questions.
Thank you Sergeant Romo aromo@lasd.org 323-819-8146

 INFORMATION FOR BOTH STARS AND NORTH ACADEMIES.

THE FOURTH WEEK OF THE ACADEMY IS SATURDAY MARCH 21, 2020 

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION FACING OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY, RECRUITS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO BE ONSITE FOR ACADEMY ATTENDANCE. WE WILL AS DISCUSSED, DURING LAST WEEKS SESSION, BE CONDUCTING ONLINE LECTURES AND RECRUITS WILL COMPLETE AN INDIVIDUAL PHYSICAL TRAINING LOG,  UNTIL THE SITUATION IS RESOLVED.   

WE EXPECT THE FIRST OF THE LECTURES TO TAKE PLACE THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 21, AT 0800 HOURS UNTIL 1200 HOURS AND AGAIN AT 1300-1700 HOURS,  YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN ONE OF THE FOUR HOUR BLOCKS TO RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE DAY. 

FINAL DETAILS ARE STILL BEING DEVELOPED, HOWEVER RECRUITS WILL BE EXPECTED TO LOG IN AND PARTICIPATE IN THE LECTURES.   COMPLETION, COLLECTION AND GRADING OF HOMEWORK INFORMATION WILL FOLLOW. 

PLEASE CONTINUE CHECKING THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.  EMAIL OR CALL IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER SPECIFIC QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES.  (updated 3/16/2020)

SERGEANT ANTHONY ROMO EMAIL AT aromo@lasd.org or call 323-819-8146.

 

EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #104 -WEEK THREE

THE THIRD ACADEMY TRAINING DAY IS SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2020, FROM

0700 HOURS UNTIL 1600 HOURS.

***FIRST DAY OF PT, REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PT ATTIRE, SHORTS, SWEAT PANTS, T-SHIRT, SWEATER WITH YOUR NAME ON IT.  IF YOU ORDERED YOUR PT ATTIRE, THROUGH SHERIFF’S RELIEF WE HAVE THE T-SHIRTS AND SWEATERS WITH NAMES ON IT AND WILL ISSUE IT TO YOU WHEN YOU REPORT IN THE MORNING.***WE WILL ALSO BE GIVING THE FIRST PT 500 TEST, PLEASE BE PREPARED.**** IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL PLEASE NOTIFY THE STAFF SERGEANT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN ARRIVING ON CAMPUS.  IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE YOU WILL BE SENT HOME FOR THE DAY, AFTER YOUR HOMEWORK IS COLLECTED.

RECRUITS ARE DIRECTED TO  ASSEMBLE IN THE DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS ADJACENT TO THE ACADEMIES.  DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 0630 HOURS AND NO LATER THAN 0645 HOURS.  YOU WILL BE ESCORTED  ONTO ACADEMY GROUNDS  BY EXPLORER ACADEMY STAFF.

THE ATTIRE FOR ALL EXPLORER ACADEMY RECRUITS IS AS FOLLOWS:

***UPDATE***  OPTIONAL ****  IN ORDER TO MIRROR THE CURRENT PRACTICE AT THE LASD DEPUTY ACADEMY, RECRUITS MAY WEAR A COLORED SHIRT OR BLOUSE.  RECRUITS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO WEAR A TIE.

***ALL RECRUITS ARE REMINDED TO BRING THEIR LUNCH IN A SMALL BROWN PAPER BAG MARKED WITH RECRUITS FIRST AND LAST NAME, AND A WATER CONTAINER. *** REMEMBER TO EAT BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE ACADEMY.***

“STARS CLASS” REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR COMPLETED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS.  WORD OF THE WEEK ASSIGNMENT “INTEGRITY”,  CURRENT EVENT ASSIGNMENT AND ANY OTHER “GIG”  ASSIGNMENT GIVEN TO YOU .

THERE WILL BE A SAFETY PROCEDURES QUIZ ON LECTURE MATERIAL FROM THE FIRST WEEK, BE SURE TO REVIEW YOUR NOTES. YOU WILL BE TESTED ON THE RADIO CODES AND SPELLING WORDS OF SECTION ONE  OF THE RECRUIT  TRAINING MANUAL.  PARTICIPATING AGENCIES RECRUITS PLEASE MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR AGENCIES MOST CURRENT RADIO CODES ON FILE.

**REMINDER TO PARENTS*** PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY AT 1600 HOURS (STARS) TO PICK UP YOUR RECRUITS.   RECRUITS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WAIT ALONE IN THE PARKING LOT.  IF YOU ARE DELAYED FROM PICKING UP YOUR RECRUIT PLEASE CALL US AT 323-819-8146.

 

EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #104 -WEEK TWO

THE SECOND ACADEMY TRAINING DAY IS SATURDAY MARCH 7, 2020, FROM
0700 HOURS UNTIL 1600 HOURS.

****ANY REQUIRED PAPERWORK I.E. MEDICAL, ADDITIONAL WAIVERS, LIVESCAN ETC NOT COMPLETED ON REGISTRATION OR THE FIRST DAY WILL NEED TO BE TURNED DURING THE MORNING REPORT.  ****MEDICATIONS NEEDED FOR THE DAY WILL NEED TO BE IN PROPER CONTAINERS MARKED WITH RECRUITS NAMES AND PARENTS AND OR DOCTOR NOTES. ***

RECRUITS ARE DIRECTED TO  ASSEMBLE IN THE DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS ADJACENT TO THE ACADEMIES.  DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 0630 HOURS AND NO LATER THAN 0645 HOURS.  YOU WILL BE ESCORTED  ONTO ACADEMY GROUNDS  BY EXPLORER ACADEMY STAFF.

THE ATTIRE FOR ALL EXPLORER ACADEMY RECRUITS IS AS FOLLOWS:

***UPDATE***  OPTIONAL ****  IN ORDER TO MIRROR THE CURRENT PRACTICE AT THE LASD DEPUTY ACADEMY, RECRUITS MAY WEAR A COLORED SHIRT OR BLOUSE.  RECRUITS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO WEAR A TIE.

***ALL RECRUITS ARE REMINDED TO BRING THEIR LUNCH IN A SMALL BROWN PAPER BAG MARKED WITH RECRUITS FIRST AND LAST NAME, AND A WATER CONTAINER. *** REMEMBER TO EAT BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE ACADEMY.***  

“STARS CLASS” REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR COMPLETED **MEMORIAL WALL ASSIGNMENT** GIVEN TO YOU THE FIRST WEEK.  WORD OF THE WEEK ASSIGNMENT “HONOR”,  CURRENT EVENT ASSIGNMENT AND ANY OTHER “GIG”  ASSIGNMENT GIVEN TO YOU . 

THERE WILL BE A SAFETY PROCEDURES QUIZ ON LECTURE MATERIAL FROM THE FIRST WEEK, BE SURE TO REVIEW YOUR NOTES. 

IF YOU ARE FEELING ILL PLEASE NOTIFY THE STAFF SERGEANT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN ARRIVING ON CAMPUS.  IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE YOU WILL BE SENT HOME FOR THE DAY, AFTER YOUR HOMEWORK IS COLLECTED.  

***REMINDER TO PARENTS*** PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY AT 1600 HOURS (STARS) TO PICK UP YOUR RECRUITS.   RECRUITS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WAIT ALONE IN THE PARKING LOT.  IF YOU ARE DELAYED FROM PICKING UP YOUR RECRUIT PLEASE CALL US AT 323-819-8146.

EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS#104 – WEEK ONE

THE FIRST ACADEMY TRAINING DAY IS SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29, 2020, FROM
0700 HOURS UNTIL 1600 HOURS.

*** MANDATORY ATTENDANCE,*** RECRUITS MISSING THE FIRST DAY WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE ACADEMY AND DIRECTED TO RETURN TO THE SEPTEMBER 2020 CLASS. 

****ANY REQUIRED PAPERWORK I.E. MEDICAL, ADDITIONAL WAIVERS, LIVESCAN ETC NOT COMPLETED ON REGISTRATION DAY WILL NEED TO BE TURNED DURING THE MORNING REPORT.  ****MEDICATIONS NEEDED FOR THE DAY WILL NEED TO BE IN PROPER CONTAINERS MARKED WITH RECRUITS NAMES AND PARENTS AND OR DOCTOR NOTES. *** 

RECRUITS ARE DIRECTED TO  ASSEMBLE IN THE DESIGNATED PARKING LOTS ADJACENT TO THE ACADEMIES.  DO NOT ARRIVE EARLIER THAN 0630 HOURS AND NO LATER THAN 0645 HOURS.  YOU WILL BE ESCORTED  ONTO ACADEMY GROUNDS  BY EXPLORER ACADEMY STAFF.  

STARS- AT THE ATM IN THE N/W CORNER OF TELEGRAPH ROAD AND
COLIMA ROAD.

THE ATTIRE FOR ALL EXPLORER ACADEMY RECRUITS IS AS FOLLOWS:

***UPDATE***  OPTIONAL ****  IN ORDER TO MIRROR THE CURRENT PRACTICE AT THE LASD DEPUTY ACADEMY, RECRUITS MAY WEAR A COLORED SHIRT OR BLOUSE.  RECRUITS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED TO WEAR A TIE.  

–      MALE RECRUITS MAY WEAR BLACK DRESS SLACKS, A WHITE LONG SLEEVE
DRESS SHIRT WITH A BLACK NECKTIE (NO CLIP ON TIES) AND BLACK SHOES OR
UNIFORM BOOTS.  RECRUITS MUST BE CLEAN SHAVEN, WITH NO FACIAL HAIR.

–     FEMALE RECRUITS MAY WEAR APPROPRIATELY FITTED BLACK DRESS SLACKS,
A WHITE LONG SLEEVE BLOUSE WITH COLLAR (NO NECKTIE) AND BLACK SHOES OR
UNIFORM BOOTS (NO HIGH HEELS).  HAIR (OF A NATURAL COLOR) MUST BE UP IN
A TIGHT BUN.  NO MASCARA OR COLORED FINGERNAILS.

***ALL RECRUITS ARE REMINDED TO BRING THEIR LUNCH IN A BROWN PAPER BAG MARKED WITH RECRUITS FIRST AND LAST NAME, AND A WATER CONTAINER. *** REMEMBER TO EAT BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING AT THE ACADEMY.***  

REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR COMPLETED **AUTOBIOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT** GIVEN TO YOU ON REGISTRATION DAY. RECRUITS ARE REQUIRED TO BRING THEIR NOTE TAKING MATERIALS, NOTEBOOKS AND WRITING MATERIALS AS DIRECTED.  

***REMINDER TO PARENTS*** PLEASE ARRIVE PROMPTLY AT 1600 HOURS (STARS) TO PICK UP YOUR RECRUITS.   RECRUITS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO WAIT ALONE IN THE PARKING LOT.  IF YOU ARE DELAYED FROM PICKING UP YOUR RECRUIT PLEASE CALL US AT 323-819-8146.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TO:  ALL CONCERNED PERSONNEL SUBJECT:   LASD EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS # 104

AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS:

STARS CENTER, WHITTIER

NORTH COUNTY, COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS, SANTA CLARITA

PLEASE READ THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ITS ENTIRETY.

THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THE START OF EXPLORER ACADEMY CLASS #104 AT THE STARS CENTER IN WHITTIER AND COLLLEGE OF THE CANYON IN SANTA CLARITA, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29, 2020.   ALL POLICE AGENCIES WITH EXPLORER PROGRAMS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

POLICE AGENCIES NOT CURRENTLY SENDING THEIR RECRUITS THROUGH THE LASD EXPLORER ACADEMY AT STARS CENTER AND WISH TO START SENDING THEM TO EITHER LOCATION, MUST FIRST EMAIL EXPLORERPROGRAM@LASD.ORG FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PRIOR TO THE RECRUIT REGISTRATION EVENT.

THE EXPLORER ACADEMY IS OPEN TO QUALIFIED RECRUITS AGES 14-20 YEARS OLD.

RECRUITS SHOULD BE IN GOOD PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CONDITION.  THE PROGRAM IS PHYSICALLY CHALLENGING FROM THE START.  RECRUITS SHOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC WORK LOAD, WITHOUT ADVERSLY AFFECTING THEIR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE. RECRUITS FAILING TO MEET THE ACADEMIC AND/OR PHYSICAL TRAINING REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROGRAM WILL BE SEPARATED.

RECRUITS CURRENTLY ON PROBATION, WHO HAVE PRIOR OR PENDING CASE(S) FOR ACTS OF VIOLENCE, WEAPONS RELATED OFFENSES, THEFT, SERIOUS SCHOOL RELATED OFFENSES, CRIMINAL THREATS, NARCOTICS RELATED OFFENCES, SEX RELATED OFFENSES, GANG RELATED OFFENSES, OR VANDALISM RELATED OFFENSES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR THIS PROGRAM AND WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER.

PARENT ORIENTATION MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN TWO DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2020, 1900 TO 2100 HOURS.

STARS ACADEMY: 11515 COLIMA RD, WHITTIER 90604, IN THE GYMNASIUM

NORTH ACADEMY: “THE CENTRE” LOCATED AT 20880 CENTRE POINT PARKWAY, SANTA CLARITA, SYCAMORE ROOM ‘A’.

NO RECRUITS WILL BE PERMITTED TO ATTEND THE PARENT ORIENTATION MEETING, UNLESS NEEDED FOR TRANSLATION, OR IF THEY ARE OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE.

THERE WILL BE A ONE-TIME REGISTRATION DAY FOR BOTH LOCATIONS ON SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2020, AT THE STARS CENTER GYMNASIUM. ALL RECRUITS MUST BE PRESENT DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.  ANY RECRUIT UNDER 18 YEARS MUST ALSO HAVE A PARENT(S) OR LEGAL GUARDIAN(S) PRESENT DURING THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION PROCESS. POST ADVISORS MUST BE PRESENT AND REMAIN DURING THE ENTIRE PROCESS.

ALL RECRUITS MUST BE 14 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE EXPLORER ACADEMY. THERE WILL BE NO LATE REGISTRATIONS. ANY RECRUIT NOT PRESENT AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS, WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT ACADEMY CLASS IN SEPTEMBER 2020.

TIMES FOR REGISTRATION:

ALL NORTH ACADEMY EXPLORER RECRUITS MUST ARRIVE BY 0730.

ALL LASD STARS ACADEMY RECRUITS MUST ARRIVE BY 0900.

ALL OUTSIDE POLICE AGENCIES, STARS ACADEMY RECRUITS MUST ARRIVE AT 1100.

ALL LASD RECRUITS MUST SUBMIT TO A DRUG SCREENING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE REGISTRATION PROCESS.  OUTSIDE POLICE AGENCY RECRUITS WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO A DRUG SCREENING BY LASD PERSONNEL.

ALL REQUIRED FORMS SHALL BE SUBMITTED DURING THIS EVENT. ANY RECRUIT NOT HAVING A PROPERLY SIGNED MEDICAL EXAM, WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO REGISTER FOR THE CLASS.

LASD POST ADVISORS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDUCTING BACKGROUND CHECKS (INCLUDING A MANDATORY LIVE SCAN) ON ALL OF THEIR RECRUITS PRIOR TO THE REGISTRATION EVENT.  POLICE AGENCIES MAY PROVIDE A COPY OF A LIVE SCAN RETURN, OR HAVE A DEPARTMENT LETTERHEAD INDICATING A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK WAS COMPLETED AND THERE WERE NO HITS.  LIVE SCAN RETURNS AND POLICE AGENCY LETTERHEAD ARE DUE ON REGISTRATION DAY. 

A NON-REFUNDABLE CLASS FEE OF $60 FOR EACH RECRUIT PLUS A $5.00 NON REFUNDABLE FEE FOR A DRUG SCREENING TEST (LASD RECRUITS ONLY) IS DUE DURING THE REGISTRATION PROCESS. CASH ONLY – NO PERSONAL CHECKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.  A WRITTEN RECEIPT WILL BE PROVIDED.  

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND CURRENT FORMS FOR ALL EXPLORER ACADEMY RECRUITS SEE OUR WEBSITE WWW.STARSEXPLORERACADEMY.ORG 

YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT YOUTH SERVICES UNIT, EXPLORER PROGRAM COORDINATOR, SERGEANT ANTHONY ROMO AT (323) 819-8146 AROMO@LASD.ORG OR NORTH ACADEMY COORDINATOR SGT. MICHAEL RAMIREZ AT (661)618-1759  MRAMIRE@LASD.ORG

 

 

What:   Explorer Academy Class 103 Graduation / Rehearsal

When:   Saturday December 7, 2019 (12:00 PM)

Where:   Whittier High School Auditorium 12417 Philadelphia Street, Whittier

               (East side of campus on Whittier Av.)                                                          

Uniform: Full Class “B” uniform (No ball caps)

Parking: Recruits and their families/friends park north of the tennis courts or on public street.

Breakfast: Be sure to eat breakfast the morning of graduation, so that you do not faint while in formation! It happens every graduation. The graduation ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 12:00 PM, in the auditorium.

Recruits must be at the location, in uniform, no later than 6:45 AM.The graduation REHEARSAL is scheduled to begin on Saturday, at 7:00 AM, in the auditorium. Recruits must be at the location, in uniform, no later than 6:45 AM.

ALL recruits must meet AT WHITTIER HIGH SCHOOL, do not come to STARS Center, there will be no one there. Recruits need to bring a sack lunch to eat at approximately 11:00 AM prior to the ceremony.

Recruits not if full uniform, not prepared, not on time, not meeting the academy uniform and grooming standards, will not be permitted to graduate with the class. Additionally, any recruit who violates explorer academy policy or behaves in an unprofessional manner during the rehearsal and/or graduation ceremony, will be immediately separated from the explorer academy and prohibited from graduating with the class. Be on your best behavior.

All recruits MUST attend the graduation rehearsal. There will not be a lot of time for recruits to rehearse on graduation day. This is a choreographed and formal graduation requiring a detailed rehearsal.

AUDIENCE will be allowed inside the auditorium at 11:30 am. Ceremony will begin promptly at 12:00 PM. 

 PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: NO BALLOONS, LARGE SIGNS, NOISE MAKERS, or FOOD ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE AUDITORIUM. Guests are not permitted to stand, sit, squat or otherwise remain in any of the aisles to take photographs or video, during the graduation ceremony. Guests requiring special seating accommodations, due to disability, should request assistance from ushering staff members upon arrival & plan on arriving early. Seating is first come, first seated.

Parking is limited. . If you have someone in your group who requires handicapped access, you should arrive early and notify a staff member. Handicapped parking is limited.

ALL recruits are required to stay until the graduating class photograph is taken – after the graduation ceremonies. Parents and family WILL NOT be able to interact with recruits until AFTER the class photograph is taken and the recruits are dismissed.

Recruits will be released at about 3:30 PM. Parents are responsible for picking their recruit up from Whittier High School on time. Staff will not be available to stay with recruits waiting for their ride to come.

Thank you for allowing your son or daughter to participate in our program. As always if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Sergeant Anthony Romo

EXPLORER PROGRAM COORDINATOR

11515 COLIMA ROAD, F-112
WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA 90604

aromo@lasd.org

323-819-8146

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

******************          UPCOMING DATES TO REMEMBER          ***********************

DATE                    Time(s)                         EVENT                                         LOCATION  

SUN 10/27/19*    7AM TO 6PM             Tolerance Workshop           Museum of Tolerance   

postponed due to Santa Clarita fires, new date for Museum of Tolerance will be announced.

11/02/19             6:45 AM                      RANGE Training                    STARS / PDC RANGE

11/09/19              6:45 AM                     Mid-Term Exam                     STARS Center

11/23/19              6:30 AM*                   COLORS RUN                          STARS CENTER
Colors Run Notice to Parents – Class #103

11/30/19              6:45 AM                    FINAL EXAM/Class Pictures        STARS Center

12/04/19              7:00 PM                     FAMILY NIGHT                           STARS Center

12/07/19             7:00 AM**                  GRADUATION DAY                  Whittier High School

**GRADUATION Ceremony starts at 12:00 PM  ,   RECRUITS begin practice at 7AM

Further details to follow. 

 

**********EXPLORER CLASS #103 WEEK ONE************

09/14/19

THE FIRST ACADEMY TRAINING DAY IS SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2019, FROM
0700 HOURS UNTIL 1530 HOURS, IN THE STARS CENTER GYMNASIUM.  RECRUITS
WILL ASSEMBLE AT THE ATM IN THE N/W CORNER OF TELEGRAPH ROAD AND
COLIMA ROAD, AND WILL BE ESCORTED ONTO THE CAMPUS BY THE ACADEMY STAFF.

THE ATTIRE FOR ALL EXPLORER ACADEMY RECRUITS IS AS FOLLOWS:

–      MALE RECRUITS SHALL WEAR BLACK DRESS SLACKS, A WHITE LONG SLEEVE
DRESS SHIRT WITH A BLACK NECKTIE (NO CLIP ON TIES) AND BLACK SHOES OR
UNIFORM BOOTS.  RECRUITS MUST BE CLEAN SHAVEN, WITH NO FACIAL HAIR.

–     FEMALE RECRUITS SHALL WEAR APPROPRIATELY FITTED BLACK DRESS SLACKS,
A WHITE LONG SLEEVE BLOUSE WITH COLLAR (NO NECKTIE) AND BLACK SHOES OR
UNIFORM BOOTS (NO HIGH HEELS).  HAIR (OF A NATURAL COLOR) MUST BE UP IN
A TIGHT BUN.  NO MASCARA OR COLORED FINGERNAILS.

RECRUITS MUST BE PREPARED WITH NOTE TAKING MATERIALS AND A SACK LUNCH ON
THE FIRST TRAINING DAY.  REMEMBER TO EAT BREAKFAST PRIOR TO ARRIVING.

BRING YOUR COMPLETED WRITTEN AUTOBIOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENT GIVEN  TO YOU AT REGISTRATION DAY. RECRUITS MISSING THE FIRST DAY MAY BE DROPPED FROM THE ACADEMY.

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CLASS #102 WEEK Eighteen

WEEK 18 –  SATURDAY – June 15, 2019, Explorer Graduation

What:                           Explorer Academy Class 102 Graduation

When:                          Saturday June 15, 2019 (1000)

Where:                        Whittier High School Auditorium

                                    12417 Philadelphia Street, Whittier

Uniform:                      Full Class “B” uniform (No ball caps)

Breakfast:                   Be sure to eat breakfast before you arrive                                                            

Parking: Recruits and their families/friends park north of the tennis courts or on public street.

Recruits must be at the location, in uniform, no later than 7:00 AM.

ALL recruits are required to stay until the graduating class photograph is taken – after the graduation ceremonies. Parents and family WILL NOT be able to interact with recruits until AFTER the class photograph is taken and the recruits are dismissed.

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS: NO BALLOONS, LARGE SIGNS, NOISE MAKERS, or FOOD ARE ALLOWED INSIDE THE AUDITORIUM.  

Guests are not permitted to stand, sit, squat or otherwise remain in any of the aisles to take photographs or video, during the graduation ceremony. Guests requiring special seating accommodations, due to disability, should request assistance from ushering staff members upon arrival & plan on arriving early. Seating is first come, first seated.

Parking is limited. If you have someone in your group who requires handicapped access, you should arrive early and notify a staff member. Handicapped parking is limited.

RECRUITS DO NOT REPORT TO STARS CENTER

CLASS #102 – Family Day- 06-01-19

FAMILY DAY EVENT

When:             Saturday June 1, 2019 (10:00 AM)  (Recruits report at normal time: 0630)

Where:            STARS Center Gymnasium                                   

Parking:           Families/friends must park in the lot at Telegraph Rd & Colima                                  

Family Day is comparable to “Back-To-School-Night” or “Open House”. This is an opportunity for the families and friends of Explorer Academy recruits to visit the campus and learn more about the training and activities that the recruits have been involved in since February.

There will be a slide show, final notebook distribution, special recognition awards and other presentations. Light refreshments will be served after the presentations, until they are gone.

Recruits must show up at the normal time (0630) in complete Class B uniform. Guests should not show up prior to 9:30 AM, because they will not be allowed into the gymnasium until about 9:45 AM. The program should begin at 10:00 AM. Please be patient, this is not a professional Hollywood production. Due to the large size of this recruit class, and the limited space available to us, we ask each recruit to limit the number of family and friends to six (6) guests only.

Presentations and socializing should be concluded at approximately 2:00 PM. A limited quantity of commemorative Explorer Academy memorabilia may be available for purchase in the gymnasium, while supplies last (CASH ONLY). Please support the Explorer Academy program. Feel free to bring a camera (video/still) to this event.

Guests requiring special seating accommodations, due to disability, should request assistance from ushering staff members upon arrival & arrive a little early. Seating is 1st come 1st seated.

CLASS #102 – COLORS RUN- 4-20-19

 ROSE BOWL, PASADENA,CA

Saturday, April 20, 2019 report to STARS Center by 0615 hours. Recruits will assemble in the southeast parking lot near the ATM.   Recruits will be walked onto the facility by Explorer Academy Staff.   UOD is PT attire.  Be sure to eat breakfast prior to arrival.  LASD Transportation Bureau will provide buses for the recruits.  All recruits must travel on the buses in order to attend, no late arrivals. Reminder expected approximate, EARLY DISMISSAL Time is 1230 hours.  Please arrive in time to pick up your Recruit.

COLORS RUN INFORMATION 4-20-19

The STARS Explorer Academy will be having our Colors Run on Saturday April 20, 2019. The Colors Run is a traditional activity that recognizes the accomplishments of the recruits and is meant to be a right-of-passage, at the midpoint of the academy.

The run for Class 102 will be at the Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium. The recruits will gather and run in formation through the area. The class is expected to start and finish as one group with no recruits falling out of the formation or giving up. The run serves to unite the recruits as one team. Parents, friends and loved-ones are welcome to attend and show their support, but only academy recruits and staff may run in the event.

Recruits are to arrive at STARS at the normal time, in their complete P.T. gear. Be sure your recruit has breakfast prior to arrival at the STARS Center. Any injuries/illnesses must be brought to the attention of the staff during the morning inspection at STARS. Sheriff’s buses will transport the recruits to and from the Rose Bowl. It is anticipated that the buses will arrive at the Rose Bowl around 9:00 am. After a stretching period, the class will form up and begin the run.

After the run, the buses will return to STARS Center at approximately 1200 hours, recruits will be dismissed at approximately 1230 hours.

Additionally, participating recruits will receive a commemorative Colors Run –shirt to be worn during the run. Uniform patches are generally authorized to be sewn onto the Class B uniform the week after the Colors Run – however, wait for the authorization by the staff before actually sewing the patches on.

You are invited to attend the Class 102 Colors Run on April 20, 2019. Bring your camera. ****STARS Center staff office will be closed during the field trip. In case of emergency please contact me via my cell phone (323-819-8146) ****

 

Class 102 DAY ONE Information

Saturday, February 16, 2019 report to STARS Center by 0615 hours.  Recruits will assemble in the southeast parking lot near the ATM.   Recruits will be walked onto the facility by Explorer Academy Staff.   UOD is Professional Business attire.  Be sure to eat breakfast prior to arrival.  Bring a sack lunch and water.  Don’t forget your Autobiography.

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STARS Explorer Training Academy
Class #102
Starts: February 16, 2019

  • Parent / Advisor Orientation Meeting:  February 5, 2019 (7:00PM) in the STARS Center gymnasium (There will be only ONE meeting)
  • Recruit Registration Day: February 9, 2019 (LASD Recruits must arrive and check in by 7:00AM)  (Police recruits must arrive and check in by 9:00 AM)
  • First Day of the New Academy Class: February 16, 2019 (Recruits must arrive in their complete Professional Business Attire by 6:15 AM)