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 Staley.

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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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  • Ripon Police Department

    259 N. Wilma Avenue
    Ripon, CA 95366

    9-1-1 Emergency

    (209) 599-2102 Non-Emergency
    (209) 599-5022 Emergency
    (209) 599-4034 Fax
    (209 599-7847 (599-RTIP)
    24/7 Anonymous Tip Line

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