South San Francisco Police Explorers

NRTAre you between the ages of 14 and 21 years and either a resident of South San Francisco or attend school in South San Francisco? Interested in law enforcement or want to serve the community? The South San Francisco Police Explorers may be for you.

Some of the requirements needed to apply are:

  • Must maintain at least a "C" grade (2.0 GPA)
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or in the process of becoming a naturalized citizen
  • Either live or attend school in SSF
Being involved in the Police Explorer program teaches leadership skills, discipline, encourages better relations between the police and the young people in our community, provides community service, teaches young people the procedures of the South San Francisco Police Department and most importantly, provides life skills that young people will utilize throughout their lives.

Some of the duties that the Police Explorers perform are:
  • Working with the community in crime prevention
  • Fingerprinting children
  • Assisting with safety programs
  • Assisting the Records and Communications section of the police department
  • Assisting in traffic control
  • Riding with patrol officers on the street
All new Police Explorers are required to attend a nine-week (nine consecutive Sundays) Explorer Academy. There, they will learn about the law, the ability to work with others, good values, narcotics, discipline and numerous other topics.

If this sounds like a program for you, please apply with the South San Francisco Police Department. For further information, call the School Liaison Officer at (650) 829-3924.