Administrative Services Division



Welcome to Explorer Post #606. The Police Explorer Post is a youth-oriented activity sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America and the Upland Police Department. Post activities are geared toward introducing maturing teens to the exciting field of law enforcement. It is our goal to prepare interested participants for a future career in the law enforcement profession. In the process, we hope to have a lot of fun as well.

Since the Police Department is a paramilitary organization, candidates and Explorers will be expected to conform to discipline, protocol, and dress and grooming standards. Each candidate will be required to attend one training session per week during the In-house Candidate Training (ICT) cycle (approximately 12 weeks long). Training will consist of classroom instruction, military drill (marching), and physical training (PT). Classroom instruction will include memorization of the Honor Code, General Orders, and Codes Sheet, along with police science­ related topics.

The Explorer Post is an auxiliary unit of the Upland Police Department. Explorer members will be required to attend public events, assist with traffic control, and may be called upon to assist in area searches as the need arises. Each Explorer will be rated by his/her attendance at regular meetings, special functions within the post, test scores, and physical training scores. Promotions will be awarded based on merit, performance, attendance, and compliance with standards.

We hope you will find your experience with Explorer Post #606 both challenging and rewarding. The Explorer Advisory Staff are dedicated to the program and want you to succeed. If you apply yourself and are willing to learn, you will find that the Explorer Post will be helpful in your future career opportunities.

If you would like more information about the Upland Police Department Explorer program or to submit an application, please email Officer Richard Vanderbilt at




460 N. Euclid Avenue
Upland, CA 91786
(909) 931-4100

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.