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Two Folsom Police Youth Explorers in vehicle during training sessionLaw Enforcement Exploring is a special interest program chartered by the Boy Scouts of America. The program gives students a working knowledge of how law enforcement functions within the community.

We are currently accepting applications to become a Folsom Police Explorer! Please review the qualifications and requirements and then apply below.


  • Must be at least 14 years of age (graduated from middle school or junior high) and under the age of 21.
  • Must be in good overall health and able to perform duties as required.
  • Must live within the city limits of Folsom or be a child/dependent of a City of Folsom Police Department employee.
  • Must maintain a “C” average in all schoolwork and 2.5 GPA (no “Ds” or “Fs”). A transcript will be required before you are hired as an Explorer and proof of grades must be provided to the Explorer Coordinator quarterly.
  • Must complete application, pass an oral interview, be free from drug/alcohol use, and no criminal arrests.
  • Successfully pass a background check that will include:
    • Criminal history check
    • DMV history check
    • Contact with references
    • Recommendation letters from family members and teachers.
  • Pass 6-month probationary period. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve and participate in Explorer activities.

Training Provided

  • Traffic control
  • Radio procedures
  • Accident investigation
  • First Aid
  • Traffic law
  • Criminal law
  • Crime prevention
  • Criminal investigation
  • General Police Procedures


  • Minimum of 16 volunteer hours per month.
  • Must conform with Folsom Police Department and Police Explorer rules and regulations.
  • Required to attend two meetings per month and participate in Department's teams for Rodeo and Public Safety Trunk-or-Treat.

Explorer Duties

  • Work in specialized areas such as communications, detectives, and crime scene investigation upon completion of training.
  • Participate in skills competitions with other Folsom Police Explorers.
  • Traffic control at city events such as parades, DUI checkpoints, and other city events.

Additional Information

For more information, contact program advisors Officer Morgan Sears and Community Service Officer Ellie Davis

Apply Today!

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