We learned and had fun at the Summer Showdown!
Below is the complete list of winners with their pictures. See you at our Leadership Academy next summer and Summer Showdown 2025 in Ontario, California!
AirSoft Challenge sponsored by Nashville AirSoft1st Place: Emmanuel Gavras, Nassau County NY Post 14902nd Place: Tyler Harris, Washington County MN S.O. Post 9520 3rd Place: Jesus Garza, Houston TX Post 945
Bike Policing sponsored by the United States Secret Service1st Place: Jesus Garza, Houston PD Unit 9452nd Place: Trever Mercil, Oswego IL PD Unit 1833 3rd Place: Hayden Loughary, Oswego IL PD Unit 1833
Physical Fitness Challenge sponsored by the United State Marshals Service14-16 Year-Old Female1st Place: Madeline Schoepf, Fairfax County VA PD, Cadet Unit 5052nd Place: Faith Maroulis, Ocean County S.O. Cadet Unit 1 3rd Place: Jacey Raytchev, Pinellas County FL S.O. Cadet Unit 1969
14-16 Year-Old Male1st Place: Angad Singh, Cincinnati PD Cadet Unit 25052nd Place: Jason Arteaga, Prince Georges County MD P.D. Post 600 3rd Place: Nicholas Duval, North Charleston SC P.D. Cadet Unit 431
17-20 Year-Old Female1st Place: Jasmin Barragan, Hemet CA P.D. Post 9102nd Place: Abbi Ortiz, Columbus OH Division of Police, Cadet Unit 2222 3rd Place: Keely Hanson, Cedar Rapids IA P.D. Cadet Unit 107
17-20 Year-Old Male1st Place: Dashawn Chisholm, Columbus OH Division of Police, Cadet Unit 22222nd Place: Andrew Ohene-Nyarko, Fairfax County VA P.D., Cadet Unit 2252 3rd Place: Nick Bolerjack, Elgin IL P.D., Post 1445
National Marksmanship CompetitionSponsored by Public Safety CadetsSlow-Fire1st Place: Amy Quilizapa, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 70002nd Place: Jake Johnson, Marietta GA P.D. Cadet Unit 23rd Place: Michele Peteroy, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 7000
Timed-Fire1st Place: Emmanuel Gavras, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 14902nd Place: Adrian Parciak, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 7000 3rd Place: Victor Parciak, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 7000
Rapid-Fire1st Place: Cristal Gonzalez, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 14902nd Place: Gabriel Madrid, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 7000 3rd Place: Isabelle Egar, St. Petersburg FL P.D. Cadet Unit 1969
Aggregate Champions1st Place: Jaela Mourino, St. Petersburg FL P.D. Cadet Unit 19692nd Place: Bo Brady, St. Petersburg FL P.D. Cadet Unit 1969 3rd Place: Fatihah Moien, Nassau County NY P.D. Post 1490
Sample Police Written Examinationsponsored by Public Safety Cadets1st Place: Madison Schoewe, Hoffman Estates IL P.D. Cadet Unit 8062nd Place: Christian Silva, Joliet IL P.D. Unit 220 3rd Place: Keely Hanson, Cedar Rapids IA P.D. Cadet Unit 107
Drill TeamSponsored by United States Marine Corps & Dunwoody Police Department1st Place: Nassau County NY P.D. Post 1490, Blue Team2nd Place: Nassau County NY P.D. Post 7000, Orange Team 3rd Place: Pinellas County FL S.O. Cadet Unit 900
Active ShooterSponsored by the ATF1st Place: Hemet CA P.D., Cadet Unit 910 – Team 622nd Place: Hemet CA P.D., Cadet Unit 910 – Team 633rd Place: Fairfax County VA P.D., Cadet Unit 2252 – Team 60
Arrest and SearchSponsored by the DEA1st Place: Baltimore County MD P.D., Cadet Unit 2107 – Team 112nd Place: Fairfax County VA P.D., Cadet Unit 2252 – Team 61 3rd Place: Hemet CA P.D., Cadet Unit 910 – Team 62
Burglary in ProgressSponsored by Sevier County Sheriff’s Office1st Place: Muskego WI P.D., Cadet Unit 128 – Team 152nd Place: Houston TX P.D., Post 2061 – Team 67 3rd Place: Bakersfield CA P.D., Cadet Unit 521 – Team 130
Felony Traffic StopSponsored by Tennessee Highway Patrol1st Place: Joliet IL P.D. Cadet Unit 220 – Team 372nd Place: Joliet IL P.D. Cadet Unit 220 – Team 38 3rd Place: Palm Beach County FL S.O., Post 111 – Team 134
Force OptionsSponsored by Federal Law Enforcement Training Center1st Place: Edina/Eden Prairie MN P.D., Post 3925, Team 902nd Place: Acworth GA P.D., Cadet Unit 4440 – Team 25 3rd Place: Palm Beach County FL S.O., Post 111 – Team 135
Human TraffickingSponsored by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Retired Feds1st Place: Palm Beach County FL S.O., Post 111 – Team 1342nd Place: Joliet IL P.D. Cadet Unit 220 – Team 373rd Place: Joliet IL P.D. Cadet Unit 220 – Team 38
Officer RescueSponsored by North Metro (Atlanta) SWAT1st Place: Prince Georges County MD, Post 1111 – Team 522nd Place: Joliet IL P.D. Cadet Unit 220 – Team 373rd Place: Chula Vista CA P.D., Cadet Unit 302 – Team 7
Unknown TroubleSponsored by Tennessee Valley Authority Police Department1st Place: Joliet IL P.D. Cadet Unit 220 – Team 372nd Place: La Plata MD P.D. Cadet Unit 1888 – Team 72 3rd Place: Edina/Eden Prairie MN P.D. Post 3925 – Team 90
Keynote Speaker for 2023 Summer ShowdownKristen ZimanFormer Police Chief of the Aurora IL Police Department (Ret.)Speaker | Author | Leader | Change Agent
Kristen is the former Police Chief of the Aurora IL Police Department (Ret.). In Kristen’s 30-year career in law enforcement, she blazed trails: she became the first woman Lieutenant in 2008, first woman Commander in 2010, and eventually the first woman Chief in her department’s history in January of 2016. Kristen was also the Chief on watch during a mass shooting in her hometown Aurora, IL.
Since retiring from the department, Kristen has now stepped into her new career as a professional speaker and consultant for organizations and police departments focused on the areas of leadership, women empowerment, positive psychology, and mass shooting prevention.
Kristen is also the author of Reimagining Blue: Thoughts on Life, Leadership, and a New Way Forward in Policing, a passionate and personal memoir of a misunderstood profession through the vantage point of a female police chief. <read more>