Police Cadet

Novi, MI
Novi Police Department

Salary: $18 per hour.

Position Summary:

  1. Providing a police department employee at the front desk on a 24/7 basis
  2. Performing functions that allow for “re-deployment” of Uniform Division Officers and Supervisors to patrol duties throughout the city.
  3. Providing an avenue for Police Cadets to gain valuable experience and training in preparation for a career in law enforcement.
  4. The program can be utilized as a progressive mechanism to grow and develop future Novi Police Officers or other employees.

Essential Functions:

  • Complete both criminal and non-criminal reports filed at the police department which do not involve suspect contact.
  • Completion of administrative duties at the front desk such as administering court-ordered Preliminary Breath Tests, vehicle releases and citation “signoffs”.
  • Assist with processing prisoners, including fingerprinting and photographing.
  • Perform hourly welfare check of prisoners lodged at the Novi Police Department.
  • While on duty, leverage network of personal and professional contacts to recruit talented individuals for all positions in the organization; awareness of open positions, the hiring process and encouraging talented individuals to apply.
  • Perform security checks of the police building.
  • Complete basic building maintenance that is necessary for citizen and employee safety.
  • Assist the on-duty Shift Commander with administrative duties that do not require the supervisor’s personal involvement.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to treat every contact as an opportunity to build public trust.
  • Proactive in community relations.
  • While on duty, always be mindful of identifying and recruiting quality candidates to apply for open positions on all of our public safety teams. This will help ensure we have quality leadership succession in all disciplines.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • No less than 15 college credit hours in any field of study, preferably Criminal Justice.