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Program Information

The Explorer Program is a fun and safe way for teenagers, 14-18 years of age, to learn about the field of law enforcement. Explorers participate in ride-alongs, traffic control, crowd control, give tours of the Police Department, and help with many other tasks and events. This program gives teens an understanding of various law enforcement careers and helps them to decide whether or not to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Becoming an Explorer

If you are interested in applying for the Fremont Police Explorer Post, please submit an Explorer Application, a Supplemental Application and a one page essay on why you want to be considered for the program.  The next recruitment is anticipated to be in January of 2017.
  • Once recruitment opens, mail your applications/essay to the Fremont Police Department Explorer Post (c/o CSO Escamilla), or drop it off at the Fremont Police Department. Failure to submit one or more of the required documents will disqualify you from moving forward.   
  • Next, an Explorer staff member will review your application packet to determine if you meet the minimum criteria. 
  • If you meet the minimum criteria, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.
  • Upon successful completion of the interview, you will then be invited to participate in a background investigation.  (The background investigation generally takes about a month and you will be notifed of the results by phone, email or mail). 
  • If you are not accepted into the Post, you are invited to reapply after one year.   
  • For those accepted into the post, attendance at the first three meetings is mandatory.
  • After the first three meetings, you will officially be a probationary Explorer.
  • You must complete a four to six month Field Training program which will give you the knowledge and training you need in order to be an Explorer.
  • Upon passing the Field Training final, you will be a full-fledged Police Explorer.
  • All Explorers are required to attend a one-week Explorer Academy in San Diego their first summer as an Explorer (August 6-13, 2016).

Minimum Qualifications
  • You must be at least 14, but no older than 18 years old (at the time of appointment).   
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen at the time of appointment.
  • You must have an interest in law enforcement and show an interest in learning.   
  • You must be enrolled in either high school or college.
  • You must maintain a C+ (2.5) grade point average to participate as an Explorer.  Grades will be required at the end of each school term.   
  • You must demonstrate a good level of responsibility and maturity. A record of criminal violations may be grounds for disqualification from our post.    
  • No school disciplinary actions in the last year due to theft, bullying, sexual harassment, violence, or threatening behavior.
  • The Fremont Police Explorer Post has weekly meetings and physical training that you must attend regularly.

Explorer Post Information
The Fremont Police Explorer Post #119 is a part of a departmentwide Tradition of Excellence. We strive to maintain a professional post. At the same time, our post is a melting pot of different people who share an interest in law enforcement. The Police Explorer program allows young people to grow and develop while gaining invaluable experience and knowledge.

Additional Information

If you are interested or have questions about joining the Fremont Police Explorers, you may contact the Explorer Program or call (510) 790-6691.

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CSO Kristen Escamilla

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone: (510) 790-6691

Sgt. Matt Bocage

Explorer Sergeant

Phone: (510) 790-6743

Officer Calvin Tang
Explorer Advisor

Phone: (510) 790-6800

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