Police Cadet

Placentia, CA
Placentia Police Department

Salary: $15.75 – $16.71 Hourly.

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, the Police Cadet will have the opportunity to assist the Placentia Police Department with a wide variety of non-sworn duties and a variety of routine law enforcement support duties which do not require the attention of a sworn police officer. This position is part-time, at-will, unbenefited, and work schedule will not exceed 29 hours per week.
Essential Functions:

  • Performs record keeping and clerical tasks; distributes mail to departmental personnel and copies of records to insurance companies and law firms related to traffic records and other types of police reports.
  • Assists parties at the public counter by answering basic questions, locating personnel; making copies of reports, and gathering information for incidents.
  • Enforces City parking regulations by issuing parking or warning citations as required; assists in directing traffic at accident or traffic sites.
  • Organizes assembles and verifies complete records packages for misdemeanor and felony cases and submit them to Criminal Court.
  • Conducts authorized searches for records and cases and updates files.
  • Fingerprint applicants, volunteers, and interns working for the City; process identification photographs.
  • Assists in the delivery of public communications programs.
  • Maintains a variety of statistical reports and records, and performs related clerical duties.
  • Assists Range Master, Property, Vehicle Maintenance, and Identification and Communications staff with related questions.
  • Conducts basic research and provides law enforcement support for other units.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the G.E.D (General Education Development) exam.
  • One year of public contact experience is highly desirable.
  • A valid Class C California driver’s license and maintain an acceptable driving record during the course of employment is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have no prior felony convictions.