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ExCon

Competition

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Mission

To provide the most challenging, exciting, applicable and affordable reality-based training to the nation's Law Enforcement Explorers & Cadets, thus preparing America's youth for a safe, successful and rewarding career in public service.

Our History

20
03

ExCon was founded by three career law enforcement officers employed by the LVMPD.

All were former Explorers and Explorer Advisors, with 70+ years of combined experience.

20
04

ExCon was held at Cheyenne High School and saw approximately 150 attendees.

20
06

With nearly 300 attendees, the host location was moved to Centennial High School to better accommodate the competition.

20
10

Veteran's Tribute Career and Technical Academy, Nevada's premier public safety career preparatory school was chosen as host location. ExCon saw more than 40 teams in attendance.

20
11

ExCon Inc. was incorporated in the State of Nevada as a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) entity.

20
17

Ex-Con Inc. merged with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Program.

We strive to continually grow and improve the experiences we offer to the nation's law enforcement explorers and their dedicated advisors.

20
19

ExCon was revamped from the ground-up. Events were held at Sunrise Mountain High School and the LVMPD Firearms Facility.

Scenarios were more realistic than ever and included force-on-force and live fire. Two new events were added to the competition.

ExCon welcomed guest judge John K. Marshall, renowned expert in the field, for the Honor Guard Performance.

Also new in 2019 was a formal award ceremony held at our host hotel, the South Point.

20
20

2020 was an unforgettable year. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) affected practically every part of our daily lives.

As an organization we recognized the impact this unprecedented crisis had on first responders nationwide and particularly the exceptional agencies which attend our competition.

As a direct result of the unique challenges COVID-19 presented, we were forced to cancel ExCon for the first time since its inception.

Our History

  • 2003

    ExCon was founded by three career law enforcement officers employed by the LVMPD.

    All were former Explorers and Explorer Advisors, with 70+ years of combined experience.

  • 2004

    ExCon was held at Cheyenne High School and saw approximately 150 attendees.

  • 2006

    With nearly 300 attendees, the host location was moved to Centennial High School to better accommodate the competition.

  • 2010

    Veteran's Tribute Career and Technical Academy, Nevada's premier public safety career preparatory school was chosen as host location. ExCon saw more than 40 teams in attendance.

  • 2011

    ExCon Inc. was incorporated in the State of Nevada as a nationally recognized 501(c)(3) entity.

    This expansion allowed us to better facilitate our mission and support our local programs.

  • 2017

    Ex-Con Inc. merged with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Explorer Program.

    We strive to continually grow and improve the products we offer Explorers/Cadets, and their Advisors, from across the country.

  • 2019

    ExCon was revamped from the ground-up. Events were held at Sunrise Mountain High School and the LVMPD Firearms Facility.

    Scenarios were more realistic than ever and included force-on-force and live fire. Two new events were added to the competition.

    ExCon welcomed guest judge John K. Marshall, renowned expert in the field, for the Honor Guard Performance.

    Also new in 2019 was a formal award ceremony held at our host hotel, the South Point.

  • 2020

    2020 was an unforgettable year. COVID-19 (Coronavirus) affected practically every part of our daily lives.

    As an organization we recognized the impact this unprecedented crisis had on first responders nationwide and particularly the exceptional agencies which attend our competition.

    As a direct result of the unique challenges COVID-19 presented, we were forced to cancel ExCon for the first time since its inception.

2020 Competition

2 elective team events
2 elective
team events
8 Team Events
8 Team
Events
1st–5th Place
1st–3rd
Place*

Our steering committee is currently planning next year’s event. Tentative dates have been set for February 19-21, 2022.

Awards Ceremony

There will be 1st–3rd place (scenarios A and B) trophies awarded for each team event. There will be one trophy awarded for the overall competition winner. To qualify for the overall trophy, your team must compete in each of the scheduled scenarios. Teams are not required to participate in the Pistol Qualification or the Honor Guard Performance and scores for these two events will not be considered for the overall trophy. Each participating team will receive a commemorative plaque.

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Events

Each team will be scheduled a time throughout the day to participate in 8 events. Scenarios will last approximately 20 minutes. To be eligible for the overall winning trophy, teams must complete all scheduled events.

Suspicious Situation

An Explorer team will be dispatched to investigate a reported suspicious vehicle.

Active Assailant

An Explorer team will be dispatched to the scene of an active assailant with multiple casualties.

Officer Needs Assistance

An Explorer team will be called upon to aid an officer in duress.

Exigent Entry

An Explorer team will be presented with a situation and must make a decision to enter a structure and use force.

Unknown Trouble

An Explorer team will be summoned to resolve a disturbance involving multiple individuals.

Crime Scene Investigation

An Explorer team will be presented with a crime scene and will process it using conventional techniques.

Burglary In Progress

An Explorer team will be sent to investigate an active burglary.

Vehicle Ambush

While on patrol, an Explorer team will come upon enemy fire and must mitigate the situation.

Additional Events

These events are elective and will not be considered for the overall winning trophy. Posts may choose to compete in one or both of the additional events.

Pistol Qualification

Two Explorers per registered team may participate in a live-fire qualification. They will shoot 30 rounds at varying distances using a handgun which will be provided.

Honor Guard Performance

An honor guard team will display their proficiency in basic techniques including Inspection, Colors, Casket Watch and Flag Fold. Additional info will be provided to participants. The winning team will present colors at the award ceremony.

SCORING CRITERIA

Regardless of agency or jurisdiction, Explorer teams will be judged according to a grading rubric which focuses on a wide set of generally accepted law enforcement procedures.

To ensure success, teams should receive the following training prior to arrival at competition:

working as a team
decision making skills
observation & recall skills
communication techniques
With Suspects, Dispatch and Partners
basic patrol tactics
general police procedures
use of contact & cover concepts
overall officer safety techniques
Base Camp
Events

Security Notice

01

Apart from registered attendees and their advisors, no unauthorized guests will be permitted on the competition property.

Events
02

Registered participants must wear their competition-issued wristbands prominently throughout the day.

03

ExCon welcomes any ranking department members to attend the competition with advance notice to ExCon Staff.

Hotel

We are currently looking to partner with a host hotel that offers competitive pricing and unique amenities to our guests traveling from across the country. To collaborate, please contact us at [email protected]

Costs

Approximate registration fees are $125 for Explorers and $75 for Advisors.

Also included

A special competition shirt will be provided for each registered participant. Additional shirts will be available for purchase.

Each registered participant will receive a gift bag with official ExCon swag.

A fully catered meal will be provided.

Water, sports drinks, and soda will be provided on competition day.

A video montage will be played during the award ceremony and will be available online within 72 hours.

Pictures and video will be available within 72 hours on the website.

Financial assistance is available!

The Jack Morenberg Foundation has teamed with ExCon to generously offer sponsorships to explorers and advisors.

Learn More
Jack Morenberg Foundation
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Liability Waiver

Bring Form

All registered participants (Explorers & Advisors), MUST complete the Waivers of Liability & Medical Treatment Consent forms and bring it to the ExCon check-in, with original signatures.

Signatures for Minors

All registered persons UNDER 18 years of age AND those over 18 years of age that are still carried by a parent/legal guardian’s medical insurance, MUST have parental signatures on the form where applicable!

Double check Entries

If any forms are missing or incomplete without the required signatures at the time of registration, the participant will NOT be permitted to participate in, nor attend, ExCon.

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The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has, in countless ways, impacted first responders nationwide and particularly the exceptional agencies which attend our competition.

As a direct result of the unique challenges COVID-19 has presented, we will not host ExCon in 2021.

We are planning to hold our competition February 19-21, 2022. Specific information about the event is not available at this time.

For questions, please email [email protected]

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