The Volunteer Police Cadet Program assists youth in gaining insight into a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities, which benefit young men and women who are interested in a career in law enforcement. As a Police Cadet, you will learn through hands-on experiences that promote the growth and development of adolescent youth. The Police Cadet program provides qualified men and women with a chance to experience the challenges and personal rewards of a police career.
What Does a Police Cadet Do?
- Attend monthly training meetings
- Provide traffic control at special events (parades, car show, et cetera)
- Assist other law enforcement agencies with special assignments
- Learn about forms and reports
What Will a Police Cadet Learn?
- Learn about the organization and functions of a police department
- Learn techniques for courteous interactions with the public
- Learn to work courteously with the general public by telephone and in person
- Learn to communicate with citizens of diverse, social and ethnic backgrounds
- Learn, understand, and apply police
department rules, regulations, instructions, laws, ordinances, policies,
practices and methods
- Understand and carry out oral and written directions
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of a workday
The Police Cadet Program is open to young men and women who meet the following requirements:
1. Must be between the ages of 14 and 21 years old;
2. Must be able to walk/stand for long periods of time;
3. Must not have significant criminal history;
4. Must have good moral conduct;
5. Must have be ethical; and
6. Must have an interest in law enforcement.
- Participate in an interview
- Background check
- Fingerprint check