History Of Post #1050
Our Post was originally created in 1971 by Newport Beach Police Officer Stan Bressler. For almost 50 years, Post 1050 has been committed to serving the community of Newport Beach, and developing future leaders. Throughout it's history, the Newport Beach Police Explorer Post has achieved high honors in color guard details, nation-wide explorer tactical competitions, and in community service. Many of the traditions and values that the Post was founded upon still remain in place to this day. However, as technology and policing has changed, so has our explorer post. This page serves to honor the history of the Newport Beach Police Explorer program, and to share some insight into what Post 1050 was like during certain points in it's history.
The Newport Beach Police Explorer Post was founded by Newport Beach Police Officer Stan Bressler in 1971. At the time, Officer Bressler wanted to create a youth program to help develop young men and women into leaders within their community.
Shortly after the creation of the Explorer Program, Officer Bressler, with the help of other Orange County Law Enforcement Exploring programs, created the Orange County Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor's Association (O.C.L.E.E.A.A.). This association still exists to this day and currently organizes and runs the biannual Explorer Academy and the annual O.C.L.E.E.A.A. Explorer Competition.
Originally the Explorers had to make their own uniforms which were a light brown color and included uniform skirts/dresses for the females. Currently, Newport Beach Police Explorers wear light blue uniforms in place of the earlier tan uniforms.
Through the 1970's and 1980's the Color Guard competed in many competitions outside of Orange County.
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