There are many ways to get involved and better connected with the Department of Public Safety:
The Explorer program provides youth the opportunity to gain hands-on police and fire response training. Participants attend police and fire training academies, learn to respond to emergency scenes, go on ride-a-longs as well as assist officers with a variety of events throughout the year, including DUI checkpoints and the Cops Care Cancer Foundation’s annual Fantasy Flight.
The program is open to youth ages 14 (and in high school) through 20.
Explorers meet on the first and third Wednesday of every month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Sunnyvale Challenge Team consists of leaders from more than 40 schools, nonprofits, faith communities and local government who meet monthly to find creative ways to steer youth and families away from the negative influences of gangs and drugs. Coordinated through the Department of Public Safety, the team works to connect youth and families to sports leagues, enrichment classes, mentors and other resources that can provide positive change in their lives and the community.
The last Thursday of each month, except June through August and December
To join, call 408-730-7140