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655 East Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415

(909) 387-0641

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The Explorer Program is designed to educate youth, ages 14 1/2 to 21, and provide in-depth, first-hand experience in the field of Law Enforcement. Through training and involvement, explorers gain an awareness of the complexities of police services toward the ultimate goal making a possible career in Law Enforcement. To do this, explorers attend a 2-week stress academy. This is a learning environment in which students are taught the fundamentals of police procedures, firearms instruction, defensive tactics, the use of chemical agents, handcuffing techniques and much more. Following graducation, explorers are then able to go on Ride-alongs with a deputy sheriff as passengers in the patrol car.

  • Must be at least 14 years old, or in high school, and not older than 21
  • Must maintain a "C" average in high school or bring up to a "C" average
  • No serious arrests or convictions
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Pass an oral interview
  • Pass a background investigation
  • If under 18, attend a conference with parent(s)

  Training and Requirements
  • Riding in patrol cars
  • Traffic control
  • Aviation-related duties
  • Training meetings
  • Clerical work
  • ATV schooling
  • Monthly business meetings
  • Crowd control


Duties vary from station to station.

  Explorer Meeting Locations and Times


Apple Valley

First and third Tuesday of each month at the Apple Valley Station

14931 Dale Evens Parkway
Apple Valley, CA 92307
760 240-7400
Time: 1800 Hours


Every second and fourth Sunday at Aviation

1776 Miro Way
Rialto, CA 92376
909 356-3800
Time: 1600 Hours


First and second Wednesday of every month at the Barstow Station

225 E. Mountain View
Barstow, CA 92311
760 963-1427
Time: 1800 Hours

Big Bear

Contact station for date and time

477 Summit Boulevard
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
909 866-0100
Time: TBA


First and third Thursday of the month beginning at Central Station        

655 E Third Street
San Bernardino, CA 924115
909 387-3545
Time: 1800 Hours

Chino Hills

First and third Monday of the month at the Chino Hills Station

14077 Peyton Drive
Chino Hills, CA 91709
909 364-2000
Time: 1700 Hours


Every Tuesday at the Fontana station

17780 Arrow Route
Fontana, CA 92335
909 356-6721
Time: 1730 Hours


First and third Tuesday of the month at the Hesperia Station

15840 Smoke Tree Street
Hesperia, CA
760 947-1500
Time: 1830 Hours


Every second and fourth Wednesday at the Highland Station

26985 Baseline
Highland, CA 92346
909 425-9793
Time: 1800 Hours


First and third Thursday of each month beginning at the Morongo Station

63665 29 Palms Highway
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
760 366-4175
Time 1700 Hours

Rancho Cucamonga

First and third Wednesdays of each month at the Rancho Cucamonga Station

10510 Civic Center Drive
Ranch Cucamonga, CA 91730
909 477-2800
Time: 1800 Hours

Twin Peaks

First and third Wednesday of each month beginning at the Twin Peaks Station

26010 State Highway 189
Twin Peaks, CA 92391
909 336-0600
Time: 1700 Hours



First and third Wednesday of each month beginning at the Victorville Station

14200 Amargosa Road
Victorville, CA 92392
760 241-2911
Time: 1600 Hours


Second and fourth Monday of each month at the Yucaipa Station

34282 Yucaipa Boulevard
Yucaipa, CA 92399
909 790-3111
Time: 1700 Hours


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