This is an introductory class of work for high school graduates interested in a career as a Police Officer. This is a full-time position, requiring attendance in an accredited college degree program, recruits are enrolled in up to three classes a semester, which are considered paid working hours. Responsibilities and training provides exposure to the Police Department’s operations; assignments are in various locations, including District Stations, Specialty Units and Bureaus. Cadets perform technical and clerical tasks which are germane to police work; work is performed and evaluated under the close supervision of a designated Supervisor.
This position is designated “Essential” and the incumbent must be willing to participate as a critical/essential employee during emergency situations in the event of a natural or manmade disaster; special activities/events. Essential employees are expected to report to work or remain at work when other County employees are granted administrative leave.
Examples of Work
Police Cadets attend and actively participate in classroom and practical instruction required for completion of the Cadet Program; participate in activities such as traffic control, radio calls; provide assistance to various Commanders within the Police Department concerning technical and clerical matters; assist in collecting and preparing statistical reports; provide support for special events, programs and projects; answer, screen and refer telephone calls; log, file, sort and deliver departmental mail; willingly and cooperatively performs tasks and duties which may not be specifically listed in the class specification or position description, but which are within the general occupational category and responsibility level typically associated with the Police Cadet class of work.
- High School graduate or GED.
- Must be between the ages of 17 ½ and 19 ½ at the time of hire.
- Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license.
- Pass all of the qualification factors listed under Additional Information and Conditions of Employment.