Members of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department Cadets program proved over the weekend they are among the state’s best when it comes to hostage negotiations. Led by Sturgeon Bay Police Department Officer Brandon Shew, the cadets competed against 33 teams at the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor’s Association State Conference in a number of different scenarios. The group took top honors in hostage negotiations while scoring high in other scenarios like crime scene investigations. Shew says it gives the kids great experience in showing what they know in front of people in the field.
Formerly known as the Explorers, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department Cadet program is for anyone interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement and hosts training meetings throughout the year.
Pictured cadets: Triston Beauchamp, Siera Becker, and Rhian Murphy.