Police Cadet

Albany, NY
Albany Police Department

Salary: $18.37 hourly rate.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides technical assistance to the public at the front desk and over the telephone;
  • Evaluates and processes disturbance calls, complaints, and requests for police services;
  • Gathers information, records complaints, and prepares routine crime reports;
  • Directs callers to other departmental personnel or other agencies as appropriate;
  • Prepares and processes a variety of reports, forms, applications, and permits; types, compiles, and tabulates basic statistical and financial data;
  • Tracks status of cases and warrants; maintains related files and records;
  • Transports police vehicles for service;
  • Assists sworn and civilian personnel with essential non-emergency tasks;
  • Participates in monthly trainings to include classroom/lecture, physical fitness, fitness evaluations and hands-on activities;
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Must be between the ages of 18 and 32 and Graduated from high school or possess a high school equivalency diploma.
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License is required at the time of appointment and for the duration of employment.
  • Satisfactory results from a background investigation, and administrative screening.
  • Required to work varying shifts which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must apply for and take any and all available City of Albany Police Officer exams during employment as a Cadet.
  • Applicants will be required to have a physician sign a medical clearance form which will allow for participation in a physical fitness test consisting of a 1.5 mile run, pushups and sit-ups prior to employment, as well as participation in trainings that require physical exertion.