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    2009 OCLEEAA Academy

    2009 OCLEEAA Academy

    The Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association (OCLEEAA) sponsored the 2009 Summer Explorer Academy at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Academy in Tustin, from August 2nd through August 6th. The Explorer Academy simulates an abbreviated basic law enforcement academy. 198 explorers, from throughout Orange and Los Angeles Counties, began the academy; 173 successfully graduated. Orange County Sheriff's Department Explorer Post 449 was strongly represented and proudly saw 47 explorers graduate at the Tustin Academy, on August 6th.  Under Sheriff John Scott, Lieutenant Paul Fuzzard (Community Service Bureau Commander – Explorer Director) and Sergeant Dan Daniels (Community Service Bureau – Explorer Coordinator) were present at the graduation. We would like to congratulate the following explorers from Post 449 for a very impressive showing:


    3rd place – Explorer Vanessa Tapia

    Notebooks Males:

    4th place – Explorer Ricardo Lopez

    Notebooks Females:

    5th place – Explorer Marlene Zamacona


    • 2nd place – Explorer Nelson Mills
    • 4th place – Explorer Jeremiah Parsons
    • 5th place – Explorer Rebekah Schaff

    Physical Agility Females:

    • 4th place – Explorer Vanessa Tapia

    Overall Explorers (Top scores in all categories):

    • Males

      2nd place - Explorer Carlos Hensley

      5th place – Explorer Nelson Mills

    • Females

      2nd place – Explorer Vanessa Tapia

      5th place – Explorer Rebekah Schaff

    2009 OCLEEAA Graduation

    OCSD Explorer Post 449 would like to thank Deputy Gregg Surrell (Lamoreaux Justice Center), who was the Assistant Director of the Academy, Deputy Anton Pereyra (Intake Release Center), Deputy Ronni McKendry (Intake Release Center), Deputy Tony Aiello (Mission Viejo Police Services) and Dispatch Supervisor Karen Daly (Emergency Communications Bureau) who mentored, trained and monitored the Explorers in their role as Explorer Academy Tactical Officers.   Post 449 would also like to thank Explorers Lex Ogan, Frank Salgado and Melissa Gorfu for assisting the Tactical Officers at the Academy. This was the first OCLEEAA Explorer Academy held at the Sheriff’s Tustin Academy and Post 449 would like to thank Training Division Commander Catherine Zurn, Academy Commander Lieutenant Jeff Bardzik, and Tactical Sergeants Al Sevilla, Dominic Montalbano, and Brad Newmyer for accommodating and assisting in making this Explorer Academy so successful.

    Post 449 would like to thank the following Sheriff’s Explorers for completing the 2009 OCLEEAA Summer Academy.

    Sean Anderson Carlos Hensley Shannon Patton
    Samuel Ayala Jenni Hernandez Antonio Pedraza
    Fidel Balderas Daniel Jimenez Kriss Phillbrick
    Javier Banda Chase Knittle Armen Plavdijian
    Bridget Becerra KC Lee Aneisa Prierto
    Dane Brennan Ricardo Lopez Elia Rodriguez
    Joshua Cherney Cole Macias Rebekah Schaff
    Olivia Coco Eddie Mancilla Daniel Serrano
    Oscar Contreras Yasmin Marin Oscar Serrano
    Nicholas Dorantes Berenice Marquez Alejandro Sevilla
    Christopher Downing Matthew Meyer Kyle Springer
    Ashley Garcia Nelson Mills Vanessa Tapia
    Randy Garcia Francisco Naranjo Raymond Vasquez
    Bobby Grimm Dan O’Neal Gabriela Vilchis
    Julio Guillen Daniel Orloff Marlen Zamacona
    Joseph Hartnett Jeremiah Parson