Police Cadet

Athens, GA
Athens-Clarke County Police Department

Salary: $15.60 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to educate high school and college students regarding the opportunities within the police department. The students will learn about different areas of the police department and the requirements to become a police officer with Athens-Clarke County Police Department. They will be mentors to younger students and help fill the gap between the youth and law enforcement.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform routine non-sworn duties under direct supervision.
  • Participate in a work rotation through bureaus of the Police Department in preparation for a law enforcement career.
  • Serve as a prime role model, and mentor for younger students in the Explorers program.
  • Write reports.
  • Attend and set up at monthly community events.
  • Contribute to public statement writings.
  • Perform clerical tasks.
  • Participate in physical fitness activities.
    Other duties as assigned.


  • A minimum of 8 hours per week based on the educational class schedule and cadet availability, will include weekends.
  • May be required to work on religious holidays.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Must work cooperatively with others.
  • When requirements include vehicle operation, responsible for the safety, readiness and operation of the vehicle and must abide by ACC’s safe driving policy.
  • Full time high school student in grade 10 or above or full time college student.
  • Have satisfactory academic progress (continued eligibility in Work Based Learning for High School or 2.75 GPA for College students.)
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Two letters of recommendation to the program.
  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain First Aid and CPR certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Willingness to participate fully in Cadet education, activities, and duties.