Youth Services

School/Law Enforcement Partnership

Folsom Police Department has two full time police officers assigned as School Resource Officers (SROs). These officers are each assigned a high school and make regular visits to all Folsom elementary and middle schools. They serve as mentors to the youth and act as a resource to school administrators, parents and students. The SRO’s provide school security on the campuses and act as a deterrent to crime.

Elementary School Programs

Bicycle safety rodeos and classroom presentations focusing on drug, gang, anti-bullying & violence prevention. Teacher education program: Helps teachers recognize signs of drug and gang affiliation in their students. The information is delivered by the juvenile officer and the vice principal from the high school.

Folsom Police Explorer Program 

 The Folsom Police Department is looking for motivated young men and women, between the ages of 14-20, who are interested in a career in law enforcement. 

The Explorer Program provides an opportunity for individuals to be exposed to uniformed patrol, dispatch, community services officer, records, detectives, and crime scene investigation.  This is a great way to volunteer and give back to your community, while receiving academy style training related to the law enforcement field.  

After School Programs

The SRO’s conduct an after school boxing/fitness program at both Sutter Middle School and Folsom Middle School. The program teaches the students about fitness, personal protection, teamwork, self-confidence and dedication. The SRO’s also put on indoor/outdoor soccer clinics during winter, spring, and summer breaks. For more information, contact Officer Dorris at jdorris@folsom.ca.us or Officer Bates at  mbates@folsom.ca.us.

Youth Diversion Program

The Juvenile Diversion program is designed to give youth who commit minor criminal offenses the opportunity to accept responsibility for their actions and atone for their wrongdoing; all while keeping negatively and possibly socially damaging information from being documented in a criminal record. We are here to give minor youth offenders a second chance after making a mistake or carrying out actions resulting from poor decision making. For more information, contact Detective Friedrich at cfriedrich@folsom.ca.us.