Explorer Program

The Tracy Police Department Police Explorer program is a “special interest” program open to both young men and women of good character, who have an interest in law enforcement . 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) and under the age of 18. (Participation in the program ends at age 21).
  • 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 or Mountain House or be a child/dependant of a City of Tracy Police Department employee.
  • Academic Standing: Must maintain a “C” average in all schoolwork (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 two mandatory explorer meetings per month (Second and fourth Sunday of the month).
  • Be available for special events as needed.

Explorer Duties

  • Office work as needed.
  • Traffic control at city events such as parades, DUI checkpoints, and other city events.
  • Ride along with patrol officers.


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

Have Questions?

If you have questions about the explorer program, please send us a message.

Ready to Apply?

If you would like to join the Explorer Program, please complete a Tracy Police Department Explorer Application.

Contact Information

Field Operations Bureau

This unit is part of the Field Operations Bureau.

Tracy Police Department

1000 Civic Center Drive
Tracy, CA 95376


(209) 831-6550

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