Police Cadet – Non-Certified
Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to prepare a non-certified applicant (Police Cadet) to receive the necessary training and education through The Law Enforcement Basic Recruit Training (Police Academy) to become a prospective Police Officer. The Police Academy prepares the cadet to become an entry-level law enforcement officer in the State of Florida. Employees in this classification perform practical skills and simulated activities that complement the classroom instruction. This minimum standards program is regulated by the Florida statutes and is a highly structured and disciplined program. Upon successful completion of the Basic Training Program, a cadet is eligible to take the Florida Department of Law Enforcement State Officer Certification exam.
Cadets are to attend all required courses at the Police Academy. While at the Police Academy, Cadets are supervised by Academy Staff and required to perform any related duties the Academy deems necessary.
Cadets are required to complete and achieve a passing score on the following courses which total 770 hours of instruction (courses are subject to change per Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission):
• Introduction to Law Enforcement
• Interactions in a Diverse Community
• Interviewing and Report Writing
• Fundamentals of Patrol
• Calls for Service
• Criminal Investigations
• Crime Scene to Courtroom
• Critical Incidents
• Traffic Stops
• DUI Traffic Stops
• Traffic Investigations
• First Aid for Criminal Justice Officers
• Criminal Justice Firearms
• Criminal Justice Defensive Tactics
• Emergency Vehicle Operations
• Dart Firing Stun Gun
• Physical Fitness
Minimum Training and Experience
High school diploma or GED; supplemented by completing and achieving passing scores on the Basic Abilities Test for Law Enforcement (BAT), passing a physical fitness ability test (Basic Motor Skills), Swim Test, and successful completion of background investigation.
• Valid State of Florida Driver's License
• U.S. citizenship
• Age 19 or higher
• Good driving record
• Clean criminal record
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members as required.
Performs routine office functions such as filing, faxing, answering phones, and copying.
Performs related duties as directed.