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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 recruitment will close on Thursday, February 11, 2016 or when we get a sufficient number of responses. 
  • Mail your applications/essay to the Fremont Police Department Explorer Post (c/o CSO Escamilla), or drop it off at the Fremont Police Department.
  • Next, an Explorer staff member will contact you in order to set up a date for an oral interview.
  • If you are accepted into our Post, you will be notified (via phone call or email) within two weeks of your interview date.
  • Attendance to 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 Patrol 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.
  • 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+ grade point average.
  • You must demonstrate a good level of responsibility and maturity. A record of criminal violations may be grounds for disqualification from our post.
  • 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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