Youth Activities & Cadet Program
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 are:
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.
Interested in becoming a Junior Cadet with the Stockton Police Department?
Download a Junior Cadet Application Form and mail completed form to:
Stockton Police Department-Personnel Section
Attention: Officer Melissa White
22 E. Weber Ave.
Stockton, CA 95202
For additional information, please contact Officer Melissa White at 209-937-7243.
SPYA Youth Boxing Program
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. You can also download and complete an application for the program.
Completed applications can be brought to the boxing gym, located at the McKinley Center 424 E Ninth Street.
Boxing Gym Operation Hours
Monday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
SPYA Youth Karate Program
The Stockton Police Youth Activities Karate Program teaches youth between the ages of 8 and 18 the fundamentals of Karate, including confidence, leadership, and self-defense.
To learn more about our youth Karate program, please call 209-937-8209. You can also download and complete an application for the program. Completed applications can be brought to the Karate Dojo, located at the McKinley Center 424 E Ninth Street.
Karate Dojo Operation Hours:
Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.