Police Cadet

St. Louis, MO
St. Louis County

Salary: $31,200.00 Annually.

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, police cadets perform a variety of routine and progressively more difficult professional staff (non-sworn) tasks in an apprenticeship style preparation for a career in law enforcement. A cadet rotates through various divisions of the Police Department and performs work as required. Work does not involve elements of personal danger. The employee must be able to exercise sound independent judgment under stress. Assignments may include work on special tasks, which call upon specialized abilities and knowledge possessed by the officer. Work assignments can be general or specific and instructions are received from a supervisor who reviews work methods and results through reports, personal inspection and discussion.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs clerical duties including recordkeeping, answering telephones, data processing and filing;
  • Greet citizen walk-ins;
  • Provide general information about the Police Department;
  • Identify the scope of a citizen complaint or contact and provide referral to the appropriate resource;
  • Fingerprint individuals in support of the Private Security Unit;
  • Participate in formalized training courses and programs as assigned;
  • Assists with parking enforcement and traffic control at special events;
  • Assists in processing and storing evidence, storage inventory and control of department supplies (Property Control Unit);
  • May perform desk duties, including telecommunications (telephone, computer terminal, radio), assisting persons at the counters of the precinct stations, processing reports;
  • Prepares clear, accurate and complete reports on any and all activities engaged in.


  • Graduation from high school or equivalent (GED).
  • Enrolled or anticipating enrolling in an accredited university or college, or at least 33 college credit hours from an accredited university or college.
  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 21 years old.
  • Citizen of the United States or valid work permit, and apply for citizenship when eligible.
  • Must be free from conviction of a felony or a Class “A” misdemeanor.