Ripon Police Department

“Protect, Serve and Maintain our Quaility of Life”

Explorer Program

explorers1aThe Ripon Police Department, in conjunction with The Boy Scouts of America, provides an opportunity for young men and women to experience, first hand, how a police department functions. Explorers are trained in various aspects of law enforcement and used to assist police personnel. The Explorers are required to volunteer 16 hours a month, along with three major functions in the City of Ripon; Almond Blossom Festival, Fourth of July, National Night Out, and Main Street Day.

  • 14 to 21 years of age
  • Parental or guardian approval
  • Maintain “C” average while in school
  • Have no, negative contact with any police department
  • Have good moral habits

For information about the Explorer Program contact the Explorer Coordinator, Sergeant Heuvel.

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Ripon Police Department Explorers attended the Explorer Challenges in Oxnard, July 2004.
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While Ripon was the smallest city in the competition, our Explorers brought home 5 trophies.
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