Looking back on success.
National Night Out was a huge success for the City of Santa Maria Police Explorers program. Thank you to Officer Arias for all of the hard work preparing for and organizing the event. There were over 30 vendors with informational and interactive booths. One booth in particular made a big splash, the dunk tank, run by the SMPD Police Explorers. The Explorers were able to raise about $180 with the dunk tank, which was graciously donated by the Santa Maria Police Officers Association. The Explorers will be able to use the money for future competitions, equipment purchases, and other events/training they will need to attend.
A special thanks to Officer Salas for all her time and effort dedicated to the Explorer program as an advisor. She was key to organizing their group at the event. Thank you to Officer Wheeler and Officer Brice for volunteering to sit in the dunk tank and let folks “Dunk a Cop!” Can’t wait till next year J