Training Cadet Program
South Bend Police Department is pleased to announce another opportunity for persons
interested in a career with SBPD:
The renewed SBPD Cadet Program.
Cadet program is designed to inspire future law enforcement leaders by offering
hands on training and a career opportunity at the same time to acquaint young
men and women with the career field of law enforcement.
is the Police Cadet Program?
SBPD Cadet Program is a part time employment position, designed to be filled
by enthusiastic candidates who want to help make a difference in our community,
while acquiring a broad overview of law enforcement in several different areas,
such as crime scene processing, forensics, homeland security, community policing,
crime analysis, crime prevention and records collection and storage.
for young adults between 18-24, who are either seniors in high school, or a high
school graduate planning on enrolling in college in the next possible term, the
Cadet Program offers uniformed part time employment at the South Bend Police Department
on a rotational assignment basis.
The Cadet program offers paid tuition
(up to $2000.00 per semester) in the form of a loan, while employed. Upon graduation,
and successful completion of the SBPD Officer testing and hiring process, the
loan would be written off by the city and the valuable experience gained as a
cadet will have you on the way to your career as a South Bend Police Officer.
will I be doing as a Cadet?
accepted into the Cadet Program, you will be assigned to uniform Cadet training
duties. Police Cadets work many details and assignments in uniform, and are involved
in the following areas of rotational training within the department:
Cadets gain valuable experience and training in preparation for a career in law
enforcement. Although Police Cadets have no sworn police powers, they receive
the following training including:
Oriented Policing Philosophy
interested in the program must meet the following criteria:
18-24 at time of application
in high school OR Graduated and enrolled in college
of good moral character and complete successful background investigation
no arrests or convictions which would prohibit employment as a police officer
citizen or have a valid green card
Becoming a SBPD Police Officer
Upon completion of a four year college degree,
and age 21 or higher, a police cadet would be hired (as positions and openings
are available) as a Police Officer if:
of 2.0 or higher is maintained
favorable recommendation from the cadet board is recieved
phases of the recruitment testiung & hiring process is completed
Cadet will then be hired as a probationary Officer and retainined as a SBPD Police
Officer pending ILEA graduation
and successful completion of our Field Training Officer (FTO) program takes place.
are accepted on an open continuous basis. The Cadet Academy will be held soon
for new Cadet Applicants. For an application, contact the Police Cadet Coordinator,
or download the form here .(Coming
you have questions about the the program please contact the Police Cadet Coordinator,
Lt. Mattie Taylor, at 574.235.7529.
Questions? Need more information?
Bend Police Department
Training & Recruiting
701 West Sample Street
South Bend , Indiana 46601
candidates are invited to submit an application. The South Bend Police Department
is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to securing the "best of the
best" force, in all fairness and irrespective of race, gender or religion
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