Cadet (Police)

Clarksville, TN
Clarksville Police Department

Salary: $46,097.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

This is the first of nine levels in the Police series. Incumbents attend an approved Police officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission Basic Law Enforcement School, complete required training, and receive their peace officer certification.

Essential Functions:

  1. Attends the police academy, which includes completing required training and academy courses, receiving peace officer certification, and performing related duties.
  2. May assist police officers with daily assignments, which could include ride-alongs, transmitting radio messages, retrieving and filing information, assisting with fingerprinting, and performing related duties.
  3. Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.); or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
  • Driver’s License.
  • Must reside within a 60-minute drive time (obeying all traffic laws) to Police Headquarters at 135 Commerce Street upon completion of the Field Training Program.
  • Basic work etiquette.