The Police Cadet Program is designed to provide an introduction to law enforcement to young men and women who are interested in pursuing a career in this rewarding profession. This is accomplished through mentorship, classroom instruction and hands-on training. Upon completion of the program, cadets who desire to continue in the field of law enforcement are encouraged to apply with the Marysville Police Reserve Unit and, when eligible, participate in the Marysville Police testing process.

What are the Cadet Program's Objectives?

  • Instill an understanding and appreciation of the criminal justice system, and the professional ethics applied to law enforcement.

  • Develop an appreciation and understanding of California laws.

  • Our goal is for the cadets to become future Community Policing Officers for the Marysville Police Department.

What will I be doing as a Cadet?

Police Cadets work many details and assignments in uniform and are involved in the following areas of community events and services: 

  • Attending meetings

  • School Safety Fairs

  • Parades

  • Vacation house checks

  • DUI checkpoints

  • Assisting police officers at road hazards, traffic accidents and crime scenes

  • Ride-Alongs with police officers

  • Fundraising events

  • Assist with training exercises

  • Filling out standard police forms on patrol

  • Community Service


Training Opportunities

Police Cadets gain valuable experience and training in preparation for a career in law enforcement. Although Police Cadets have no police powers, they receive the following training:

  • Community Policing philosophy

  • Ethics and decision-making

  • Cultural awareness

  • Driving techniques

  • Crime scene control

  • Defensive tactics

  • Firearms safety

  • Report writing

  • California laws

  • CPR/First Aid 


Those interested in the program must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 16-20

  • Maintain a minimum "C" grade point average with no failures in high school

  • Have no arrests or convictions which would prohibit employment as a police officer

  • Applications are accepted on an open-continuous basis. Click here to download and application.

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