Police Cadet

Burlington, NC
Burlington Police Department

Salary: $54,011.12 Annually.

Closing Date: 12/1/2024.

Position Summary:
An employee in this class is responsible for attending BLET classes on a daily basis; listening to instruction, participating in physical fitness training, participating in role play scenarios and taking tests. The employee must have a positive attitude and desire to learn through hard work and good study habits. The work is performed under the observation and review of the Training Unit Director and the officer in the Training Unit. This employee is subject to the usual hazards of law enforcement training. This classification is considered nonexempt in compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Essential Functions:

  • Attending Class on a regular basis.
  • Performing assigned tasks as instructed.
  • Listening to and taking notes during classroom instruction.
  • Participating in role playing scenarios during class.
  • Completing assignments and taking graded tests with passing scores.


  • Learn, understand and apply applicable laws, ordinances, policies and procedures.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work under strict law enforcement structure.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.
  • Meet the public with courtesy and tact.
  • Analyze situations accurately and select quick, effective and responsible courses of action.
  • Learn standard broadcasting procedures of a police radio system.
  • Learn to use a computer and applicable software.
  • Some knowledge of modern law enforcement principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Some knowledge of departmental standard operating policies and procedures, and federal, state, and local laws and ordinances.
  • Some knowledge of practices, materials, techniques, and equipment pertinent to job assignment.
  • Familiarity and increase in skill in the use of firearms and other authorized law enforcement equipment.
  • Ability and willingness to act quickly and properly in emergency situations.
  • Ability and willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, and the general public.
  • Graduation from High School or GED Equivalency.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver’s License.
  • Ability to obtain certification as a law enforcement officer by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Standards Commission after successful training and based on background review.