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Tracy Police Explorers

Law enforcement exploring is a “special interest” program chartered by the Boy Scouts of America under the “Learning for Life” division open to both young men and women of good character. The program is designed to give the student a working knowledge of police functions within the community, as well as being of service to the police department.


  • Age: Must be at least 14 years of age (graduated from middle school or junior high school) to 21 years of age.
  • Physical Requirements: Must be in good health. (The City of Tracy does not discriminate against anyone based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, or disability.
  • Residency: Must live within the city limits of Tracy, the area serviced by the Tracy Unified School District, or be a child/dependant of a City of Tracy Police Department employee.
  • Academic Standing: Must maintain a “C” average in all school work (2.0 GPA or better with no “F’s”).

Requirements for an Explorer

  • Volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per calendar month.
  • Must conform with Tracy Police Department and Police Explorer rules and regulations.
  • Attend one mandatory Explorer meeting per month.
  • Be available for special events as needed.

Explorer Duties

  • Office work as needed.
  • Traffic control at City events such as parades, DUI checkpoints, Bean Festival and other City events.
  • Work in specialized areas such as Records and Communications upon completion of appropriate training.
  • Ride along with patrol officers.


The Tracy Police Department Explorer Program is strictly voluntary and participants are not subject to financial compensation.

Contact the Tracy Police Department at 209-831-6550 and ask for an Explorer Advisor who will be able to advise you on the specifics of our program.

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