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For the first time ever, Columbia College will be holding the “Motherlode Gold Explorer Challenge 2010” for young cadets this Saturday.

Sonora Police Sgt. Glenn Roberts was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

Roberts has resided in Tuolumne County for 31 years. He has been a member of the Sonora Police Department for 29 years, the last 16 as a sergeant.

Roberts started the Sonora Police Explorer Post 364 Cadet Program in 1994 and in the same year, founded the T.A.A.C. (Tuolumne Agency Against Crime and Gang Violence) Unit. He has also taught ROP law enforcement classes at Summerville High School.

The Sonora Police Department’s Explorer Post returned home last year from the Redwood Empire Explorer Challenge in Sebastopol (Sonoma County) with five trophies.

Roberts has been wanting to host the Challenge for quite a while and has been planning this weekends events for the past year.

There will be over thirty-one departments of the program (enforcement agencies) with approximately 300 explorers., arriving from various locations throughout northern California as well as Nevada. 

Roberts is the coordinator for the local program.

The KVML “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard every weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.

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