NEW BRITAIN - The New Britain Police Explorers won the "Best Overall Post" award at a competition this month at the police academy in Meriden.
More than 30 Explorers groups from across New England took part, with more than 300 people participating.
"In New Britain, our youth involved in the Explorer program are taught about the different aspects of police work and how police officers handle a variety of calls," Chief James Wardwell said in a statement after the competition. "Their knowledge was put to the test as the Explorers had to act as officers in various types of scenarios."
Explorers were put through simulated drunken driving...