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The Stockton Police Youth Activities is a Non-Profit organization which is fully supported by volunteer Stockton Police Officers.  SPYA has been incorporated since 1974 and has flourished due to the commitment of the volunteer police officers serving it.  The SPYA sponsors several programs designed to provide Stockton's youth with necessary life skills.  Leadership and community service are the cornerstones of the Stockton Police Youth Activities.


Stockton Police Junior Cadet Program

Over the past 35 years, the Junior Cadet Program was overseen by many Police Officers. In more recent years, the program grew enormously. Junior Cadets, for the first time worked with Community Service Officers at the mall, at the Crime Prevention Fair, National Night Out, Stockton Police K-9 Trials, San Joaquin County Fair, Stockton Asparagus Festival, Waterfest, Cinco De Mayo Parade, and First Night.


As the Stockton Police Department adopted Community Oriented Policing and Problem Solving (COPPS), we recognized the need to continue our commitment to local youth. We felt we could accomplish this by forming a direct line of communication between the Stockton Police Department and the youth of our community by recruiting more youth into the Junior Cadet Program. This program ultimately shapes kids into potential Police Officers and helps them develop responsibility, trust, teamwork, and other leadership characteristics.


Qualifications for Junior Cadet Service are:

  • Age 14 to 17 1/2 at time of application
  • Enrolled in High School and have good attendance.
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 grade average.
  • Have no serious criminal history
  • Must be able to complete a 40 hour Cadet Academy

The cost of a cadet uniform is the responsibility of the applicant.  This cost is approximately $100.  Each applicant must successfully complete a no cost to applicant background check.


Anyone interested in becoming a Junior Cadet with the Stockton Police Department must complete a Junior Cadet Application form and submit it via U.S. Mail or fax to the Stockton Police Youth Activities Office.

For additional information, please Contact Us.


SPYA Youth Boxing ProgramSPYA Boxing Gym

The Police Athletic League's Boxing Program was developed for youth who want to learn the fundamentals of boxing. The program is designed to teach youth discipline, teamwork, and mental preparation. Program participants are required to 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 items:

  • 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)
  • An SPYA Complete Youth Boxing Application

The SPYA Youth Boxing membership application form must be filled out in its entirety and signed by the person requesting membership. If the person is under the age of 18, the form must also be signed by their parent or legal guardian. No other person may sign for the parent or legal guardian.  The PD Youth Boxing Application is available for download.  For additional information, please Contact Us.


If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Police Youth Activities, you may do so by sending the donation to the Stockton Police Youth Activities contact.  This program is operated completely by volunteers;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 --- 6/27/2012