Six Pirates graduate from OPD Explorer Program

Oceanside Police Department Explorer Program

OPD Academy Explorers

Congratulations to twelve Oceanside Police Explorers who graduated from the San Diego County 2016 Annual Law Enforcement Exploring Academy.  The academy has an intensive, 8-day live-in experience that teaches a wide array of law enforcement skills. This year, it was held at UCSD.

Oceanside High School Foundation/Alumni Association would like to recognize the six Pirates out of the twelve who were part of this year’s class ~

Precious Gamble- current OHS Student
Julie Astorga – OHS Class of 2014
Abigail Celestino – OHS Class of 2015
Felix Cruz – OHS Class of 2015
Julen Payo – OHS Class of 2014
Karen Moran – OHS Class of 2016

Explorer candidates must meet rigid standards in order to qualify for participation in the program.
The Explorer program has five areas of emphasis:
Career Opportunities
Develop contacts that may broaden employment options
Life Skills
Develop positive social interaction and physical and mental fitness
Encourage the skill and desire to help others through community service
Character Education
Learn to make ethical choices and decisions
Leadership Experience
Acquire leadership skills to fulfill one’s responsibilities in society


A special thank you to OPD Detective Ryan Malone.