Police Cadet

Lansing, MI
Lansing Police Department

The City of Lansing’s Police Department is excited to announce openings for enthusiastic Part-Time Police Cadets that are interested in joining their professional team. This great opportunity is designed for young people interested in learning about, participating and experiencing various aspects of law enforcement and police work. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the challenges and rewards of a police career, giving them exposure to learn, understand and apply applicable police department rules, regulations, instructions, laws, ordinances, policies, practices and methods all of which are a nice introduction into a police officer profession.



$22,692.80 – $24,835.20 Annually


9/30/2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


• Assist with security and screening at Police Headquarters
• Learn, understand and apply applicable police department rules, regulations, instructions, laws, ordinances, policies, practices, and methods
• Operates computer to access law enforcement records, type reports, and compose messages
• Conducts criminal, non-criminal, and accident investigations
• Investigates complaints by making inquiries, taking and recording information
• Participate in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch meetings, school and community group presentations and Police Department building tours
• Maintain records and retrieves information including computer usage
• Perform other related duties and responsibilities not requiring Police Officer powers


• Must be available to work a minimum of twenty (20) hours per week, Monday-Friday during business hours
• Available to work nights, weekends, and holidays
• Ages 17-23 years old. (Individuals 16 years of age may apply but MUST be 17 years of age at the time a Police Cadet appointment has been offered)
• U.S. Citizenship at time of appointment
• Possess a valid Michigan Driver's License with a satisfactory driving record
• Possess good moral character as determined by a favorable, comprehensive, and extensive background investigation
• Successfully pass comprehensive background investigation
• Must meet physical and psychological standards as determined through testing, assessment and evaluation
• Must maintain a program employment status in good standing
• Non-traditional high schoolers encouraged to apply
• Currently enrolled in a High School OR an accredited college or university and taking a minimum of 12 semester/18 quarter units toward earning a criminal justice degree while maintaining a minimum of 2.0 GPA.