PROGRAM - BSA EXPLORER POST 910
Yolo County Sheriff's Department,
in conjunction with Boy Scouts
of America, has sponsored our Cadet
Program since 1982. The Cadet Program
is a non-profit organization. The
Cadet Program has proven to be
an excellent training ground for
many of the young men and women
looking forward to becoming full
time peace officers. We currently
have 20 cadets in the program.
In order to meet the program goals, the cadets receive continuous training
and work experience. Formal training is obtained through law enforcement academies
and the regional and national conferences. In the academy, the cadets spend
two nights and two full days in a "boot-camp" type life style where
they are given a glimpse of a cadet's life in a police academy. Each year two
academies are made available by different law enforcement agencies for cadet
training. Work experience is obtained from actual work at various events and
functions at the local level. This may include but is not limited to: directing traffic, parking and crowd control,
and giving assistance when requested, such as helping to locate missing persons.
Cadets provide services and support at a number of functions including: The Capay Valley Almond
Festival, Yolo County Fair, Woodland Christmas parade, Yolo Deputy Sheriff's Association concert, “Stroll through History”, Cub
Scout Jamboree campout at Nelson’s Grove, Scottish Games, Cache Creek
Conservatory opening ceremonies, Rhoda Maxwell School Carnival, and Deganawidah-Quetzalcoatl
University. In years past our cadet troop attended
the Challenge 2000 Conference in San Mateo County.
Cadets are required to spend five hours per month attending meetings and training.
Qualified cadets participate in the ride-along program where they
ride with a deputy to observe and gain working knowledge. Additionally, the
cadet advisor spends an average of 40 hours per month overseeing the program
along with two co-advisors.
If you are interested
in becoming a Sheriff's Cadet or have
any further questions, you can pick up
an application in the front office of
the Sheriff's Department or contact Sgt.
Ray Jimenez at (530) 668-5210.