Police Cadet

Pensacola, FL
Pensacola Police Department

This is the entry-level position for those who are interested in a career in law enforcement. An employee in this class may be assigned to the Police Department and other departments with public safety activities.

An employee in this class is responsible for a variety of tasks related to law enforcement. Work is performed in accordance with departmental rules and regulations and cadet may be required to work shifts. Work assignments are received from a superior officer who evaluates performance through the review of work methods, procedures, and results.

Examples of Work:

  • Patrols a designated area of the city to aid in the preservation of law and order, to prevent and discover the commission of crimes through observation and reporting, to direct traffic at street intersections, and to enforce parking regulations.
  • Answers calls and complaints involving automobiles, fires (traffic control), reported thefts, and other misdemeanors.
  • Administers first aid, conducts preliminary investigations, and locates witnesses at the scene of accidents.
    Makes non-criminal investigations, interviews witnesses, and may testify in court.
  • Provides escort service for parades, oversize loads, and tourists; provides information and direction to the public.
  • Provides clerical assistance, as needed, within the Police Department.
  • Writes traffic citations for parking violations.
  • Relieves sworn officers of non-police duties within the department.
  • Attends regular training classes in law enforcement methods and related subjects.
  • Aids crime scene investigators with the processing of evidence and completing errands for crime scene services.
    Aids property management with the inventory and handling of police supplies.

Pay: $15.96 hourly

Minimum Preparation for Work:

  • Graduation from high school or a GED that meets Florida Standards.
  • Ability to meet approved age, mental, moral, physical, medical, and legal requirement for this position.
  • Minimum age 18.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Possession of an appropriate driver license for equipment operated and any license, training or certification required by law or regulation to complete assigned tasks.
  • Applicants must complete a Nicotine Test at six (6) months of employment which indicates no tobacco presence and applicant must remain tobacco-free for the duration of employment or be terminated.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.