Kirkland Police Explorers take top honors at national conference

The Kirkland Police Department’s Explorers Team placed first in one of many competitions the team participated in at the National Law Enforcement Exploring Conference held in Ft. Collins, Colo. July 16-21.

The team of Brianna Eggleston and Evelyn Guerra took top honors in the Crime Prevention scenario and Jeffery Pope and Luke Olsen came close to placing first in the Domestic Violence Investigation exercise.

“In five days of seminars, as well as 12 separate team competition scenario’s, KPD Explorers set themselves apart from their competitors,” notes Lt. Mike Murray. “They were the ambassadors of the Kirkland Police Department and represented the City of Kirkland with great honor and we are all very proud of them and their accomplishments.”

Kirkland Police Department Explorers team were Eggleston, Pope, Elizabeth Luksetich, Guerra, Olsen and Jesse Dimak. The six participated in seminars as well as the team and individual competitions. They participated with over 4,500 Explorers from across the United States including Puerto Rico.

For more information about the Kirkland Police Department Explorer Program, please contact Detective Mike DeAguiar at, Detective Allan O’Neill at or visit


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