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Youth ActivitiesPD SPYA Logo & Cadet Program

The Stockton Police Youth Activities (SPYA) is a nonprofit organization fully supported by volunteer Stockton Police Officers.  Incorporated since 1971, 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 35 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 the Cinco de Mayo parade and event. 


As the Stockton Police Department adopted Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS), we recognized the need to form a direct line of communication with the youth of our community. This program helps young adults develop responsibility, trust, teamwork, and other leadership characteristics maybe even future Police Officers.


Qualifications for Junior Cadet Service are:

  • Age 14 to 17 1/2 at time of application,
  • Enrolled in high school with good attendance,
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 grade average,
  • Have no serious criminal history, and
  • Able to 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 and Training

Attention: Officer Kihlthau

22 E. Market St.

Stockton, CA 95202


For additional information, please Contact Us.


SPYA Youth Boxing ProgramSPYA Boxing Gym

The Police Athletic League's Boxing Program teaches  youth the fundamentals of boxing, including discipline, teamwork, and mental preparation.


Program participants must have a valid "passbook" to box.  The SPYA Boxing Club currently serves approximately 70 boys and girls within the city of Stockton.


Applicants must complete and submit the following:

  • Two photographs (1-1/2" x 1-1/2", above-the-shoulder shots).
  • Birth verification (a certified copy of birth certificate notarized by a Notary Public or a baptismal or hospital record) from the state, county, Municipal Bureau of Vital Statistics, or local jurisdiction of the place of birth.
  • Membership application fee. (Currently $35.)
  • SPYA Complete Youth Boxing Application

The PD Youth Boxing Application form must be filled out completely and signed by the person requesting membership.  If the person is under the age of 18, the form must also be signed by the parent or legal guardian.  For additional information, please Contact Us.


If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Police Youth Activities, please send the donation to the Stockton Police Youth Activities contact.   

This program is operated by volunteers, so 100 percent of your donation directly benefits the youth involved in these programs.



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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 5/21/2015