Police Cadet

Colton, CA
Colton Police Department

Salary: $17.05 – $18.44 Hourly.

Position Summary:

The Police Cadet program is a work training program for college students. Under general supervision performs various clerical and non-sworn police duties.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist the Police Services Clerk at the front desk with public inquires, both in person and over the telephone.
  • Answer telephones, takes messages or refer callers to the proper person.
  • Interview citizens and complete police reports on minor incidents.
  • Operate standard office equipment.
  • Enter and retrieve information from computers.
  • Process evidence, property and impounded vehicles.
  • Assist sworn Police Officers in non-sworn, non-hazardous duties.
  • Perform fingerprinting and processing duties.
  • Perform clerical and routine office duties.
  • Maintain prompt and regular attendance.
  • Perform related duties as required.


  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Experience as a Police Explorer highly desirable.
  • Current and ongoing enrollment in at least two college courses that equal six semester units or eight-quarter units or more in an accredited college or university with a 2.00 or above Grade Point Average.
  • The Police Chief must approve course work.
  • Possession of a valid class “C” California Driver’s License and acceptable driving record throughout employment is required.
  • At least 18 years of age upon appointment.