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