Police Cadet

Winston-Salem, NC
Winston-Salem Police Department

Salary: $15.45 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The Cadet Program is aimed to provide opportunities in law enforcement for recent High School graduates and individuals who are not yet eligible to sit in the academy. When you participate in the Cadet Program, individuals complete 20 hours of school while working 20 hours a week at the WSPD. The cost of education is covered by the WSPD and individuals are compensated for the employment portion.


  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Will complete 40 hours a week: 20 hours as a student at an authorized Community College and 20 hours of employment at the Winston-Salem Police Department until graduation.
  • Applicant must pass a background check and initial eligibility testing.
  • Scholarship recipients have a three-year service commitment as a sworn law enforcement officer with the WSPD.