Monday, September 15

Upland Police Department

Explorers

Young People Making a Difference

The Upland Police Department offers young people between the ages of 14 ˝ and 20 years of age the opportunity to learn about and participate in police-related activities through Upland Explorer Post 606. Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America, this volunteer auxiliary unit meets regularly at the Police Department and affords young people a birds-eye-view of what community-based policing is all about. The Post is open to all eligible applicants who meet and follow Department standards and guidelines.

Post 606 is a leadership-oriented, "student-run" program. While adult employees of the Department monitor the program, the Explorer members run the ICT training, participate in patrol ride-alongs, and volunteer their time to assist in local community activities. The Post conducts two recruitment cycles each year in the spring and fall. Applicants are required to pass a written exam, maintain a minimum "C" average in school, be of good moral character, and have written permission from a parent or guardian (if under 18 years) in order to participate in the program. A non-refundable fee (BSA) of $7.00 is required upon completion of the application process.

Once accepted into the program, all candidates will participate in an eight-week In-house Candidate Training (ICT) program where they will be familiarized with police practices and protocols, military drill, traffic control, physical training, report writing, radio codes, and patrol ride-alongs. At the completion of the ICT program, each candidate will have earned the privilege to wear the uniform and badge of a police explorer. Within one year of joining the Post, each new Explorer will be required to complete an approved Explorer academy program.

For more information about Upland Explorer Post 606, please contact
Officer Bryce Milakovich at (909) 946-7624 ext. 2666 or at bmilakovich@uplandpd.org.

Explorer Application

If you're interested in becoming an Explorer, please complete the application below and mail to:

Upland Police Department
ATTN: EXPLORERS
1499 W. 13th Street
Upland, CA 91786

*Note: This application can also be picked-up at the Upland Police Department.

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