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Youth Explorers

City of Vallejo Help and Learn – Youth Explorers


The Vallejo Police Department Police Explorers Program gives young men and women, who are ambitious for a career in law enforcement, the opportunity to support the Police Department and the City of Vallejo.  A Police explorer learns about law enforcement first-hand by riding with uniformed patrol officers as they perform their day-to-day response calls for Police assistance.   

The program increases contact between local communities and the police, and improves the service the Department offers.  By giving back to the community and applying their skills and free time Vallejo Police Explorers learn valuable life lessons, strengthen our community and help make our city safer.

Explorers will receive:

  • Classroom training as well as tactical and physical education in relation to the duties of a police officer
  • CPR and First Aid Training 
  • Learn to control traffic, operate the police radio and computer systems 
  • Explorers also participate in camping trips, city related events, and fundraising opportunities for the city of Vallejo

Explorers enrolled in the Vallejo City Unified School District are eligible to receive 5 elective credits per qualifying semester.  They may also be eligible to participate in an annual regional academy.

We welcome interest from residents who are over the age of 14 and have completed the eighth grade at the time of appointment. Candidates are also required to meet our minimum qualifications:
  • Be a Vallejo resident or live in the surrounding area. 
  • Be enrolled in school and maintain a 2.0 ("C") Grade Point Average.
  • Must not have any felony convictions or be on probation.  All applicant backgrounds will be reviewed for disqualifying arrests or conduct.