The Stockton Police Youth Activities (SPYA) is a non-profit organization fully supported by Stockton Police Officers, who volunteer their time.  Incorporated since 1971, the SPYA has flourished due to the commitment of the volunteer police officers to provide leadership and community service.  The SPYA sponsors several programs designed to provide Stockton's youth with helpful life skills.  

Stockton Police Junior Cadet Program

Over the past 40 years, Junior Cadets have worked with sworn and non-sworn personnel at events such as National Night Out, Stockton Police K-9 Trials, San Joaquin County Fair, and a variety of parades and festivals. As the Stockton Police Department embraces procedural justice, we strive to continue developing positive relationships with the youth in our community.  This program helps young adults develop responsibility, trust, teamwork, and other leadership characteristics and possibly become future Police Officers.

Qualifications for Junior Cadet Service

  • Age 14 to 17 1/2 at time of application

  • Enrolled in high school with a good attendance

  • Maintain at least a 2.0-grade average

  • Have no serious criminal history

  • Complete a 40-hour Cadet Academy

Each applicant must also successfully complete a (no cost to applicant) background check.

The cost of a cadet uniform (approximately $100) is the responsibility of the applicant. 

Download a Junior Cadet Application Form and mail completed form to:

Stockton Police Department-Personnel Section

Attention: Officer Yanell Ysais

22 E. Weber Ave.

Stockton, CA 95202


For additional information, please contact Officer Yanell Ysais at (209) 937-7243. 


SPYA Youth Boxing Program


SPYA Youth Boxing


The Stockton Police Youth Activities Boxing Program teaches youth between the ages of 8 and 18 the fundamentals of boxing, including discipline, teamwork, and mental preparation.  The SPYA Boxing Club currently serves approximately 40 boys and girls within the city of Stockton.  


To learn more about our youth boxing program, please call (209) 937-8209.  To enroll in the boxing program:

  • Bring the completed applications to the boxing gym:
  • McKinley Center 424 E Ninth Street
  • Boxing Gym Operation Hours are Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. 



Stockton Judo Club


To learn more about the Stockton Judo Club, please visit this link:  Stockton Judo Club