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Hanford, CA  93230

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March 5, 2012

COS Hanford and
Our Community!
COS Hanford continues to be active in our community!  Here are just a few of the events that might be of interest!


Explorer Day 2012

By:  Kevin Mizner

Director, Police Academy and Training Programs


On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the College of the Sequoias Public Safety Training Program held the 1st Annual Explorer Day at the Public Safety Training Building on the Hanford Education Center campus. The event was attended by approximately 100 Police Explorers from the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, Kings County Sheriff's Department, Visalia Police Department, Corcoran Police Department, Lemoore Police Department, Hanford Police Department and Clovis Police Department.

 Explorer Day

The Explorers had the opportunity to sharpen their competitive skills in preparation of the upcoming Central Valley Explorer

Competition scheduled for March 10, 2012 at the Tulare County Fairgrounds. The Explorers practiced such skills as handling felony car stops, DUI stops, suspicious person contacts, building searches and
the physical obstacle course. In addition, they had the opportunity to use the Public Safety Program's Driving Simulators and Force Option Equipment.  


All of this was done under the watchful eye of their Explorer advisers, who are typically peace officers from the participating agencies, and Public Safety Program staff. As stated by one of the event coordinators, Sgt. Alan Knight of the Tulare County Sheriff's Department, "The kids had a great time...being able to use a facility of this quality for such an event is outstanding."


The Law Enforcement Police Explorers Program is a formal youth program found within many law enforcement agencies. The program is typically limited to 14-21 years of age and allows youth are interested in law enforcement to experience working with police officers and deputy sheriffs. The Explorers wear uniforms, attend regular meetings, training sessions and department events, and participate in ride-alongs and competitions. Anyone interested in the Explorer Program should contact their local police or sheriff's department for more information.



Read Across America Day

Pioneer Elementary


You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.

 Pioneer Elementary Read Across America Sign

In honor of the Birthday of Dr. Seuss, COS Hanford participated in the morning's festivities of Pioneer Elementary!  The book we guessed it-- "Oh the Places You'll Go!"  We talked about college being a goal whether that is to transfer to another 4-year institution or to acquire a marketable skill! 



And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)



LEAP Into Spring



COS ASB Hanford hosted an event on LEAP day, February 29.  LEAP Into Spring culminated a month long donation drive for Kings County Animal Services - Pet Adoption Center with a BBQ and Pet Adoption Fair. 

LEAP Into Spring COS Hanford ASB Feb 29 2012.wmv
LEAP Into Spring COS Hanford ASB Feb 29 2012.wmv



Rotary Club of Hanford Provides Opportunity for

COS Hanford students!


One of the great projects that the Rotary Club of Hanford is doing this year is offering COS Hanford students a chance to win a $250 award (up to 4 awards) for participating in an essay!  


The topic?  The Four-Way Test!  The Four-Way Test serves as an ethical yardstick-started by Herbert J. Taylor and today serves as guiding principles for Rotary International. 

1.       Is it the Truth?

2.       Is it Fair to all concerned

3.       Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4.       Will it be beneficial to all concerned?


If you know a student who attends COS Hanford,have him/her check their email or have the stop by The Hub at Hanford to get more information!


A special thanks to the Rotary Club of Hanford for making this opportunity available....and all the good work that you do in the community!  


Be Part of It! 

Join 125,000 leaders from around the world as you listen to amazing speakers on leadership--right here in Hanford! 


Click the video below to see just a few of the highlights from last year's event...


Chick-fil-A Leadercast Highlight Reel 2011
Chick-fil-A Leadercast Highlight Reel 2011

This year's program will focus on the power of choice. 2012 speakers include:

  • Soledad O'Brien
  • Tim Tebow
  • Patrick Lencioni
  • John Maxwell
  • Angela Ahrendts
  • Roland Fryer
  • Urban Meyer
  • Andy Stanley
  • Sheena Iyengar

Tickets are $39 in advance--for a whole day of leadership training!  You can register at  Be sure to "Like us" on Facebook on our for all the latest information!




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