The Folsom Police Department offers youth programs to serve and engage young people in our city. A description of each program is listed below.
The Folsom Police Department has three full-time police officers assigned as School Resource Officers (SROs). These officers are each assigned to a high school and make regular visits to all Folsom elementary and middle schools. They serve as mentors to the youth and act as a resource for school administrators, parents, and students. The SROs provide school security on the campuses and serve as a deterrent to crime.
The Folsom Police Department is looking for motivated young men and women, between the ages of 14 to 20, who are interested in a career in law enforcement.
The Explorer Program provides an opportunity for individuals to be exposed to uniformed patrol, dispatch, community services officer, records, detectives, and crime scene investigation. This is a great way to volunteer and give back to your community, while receiving academy-style training related to the law enforcement field.
The Juvenile Diversion program is designed to give youth who commit minor criminal offenses the opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions and atone for their wrongdoing; all while keeping negatively and possibly socially damaging information from being documented in a criminal record. We are here to give minor youth offenders a second chance after making a mistake or carrying out actions resulting from poor decision making. For more information, contact School Resource Officer Chad Friedrich.