Police Cadet

Brea, CA
Brea Police Department

$17.54 – $20.34 Hourly

Opening Date


This classification is a part-time classification performing routine or moderately complex work assisting in the field of law enforcement, and involves the incumbent in the various phases of law enforcement and the general operation of a police department. The Police Cadet program is designed to prepare the Police Cadet for a career in law enforcement. Some of the Police Cadet’s duties are similar to those of regular Police Officers, but at no point is a Police Cadet’s assignment directly comparable with that of a regular Police Officer.

Examples of Duties

Essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the following: (These functions may not be present in all positions in this classification. When a position is to be filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind work assignments as needed).

  • Assist the public by giving routine information on police department services.
  • Perform a variety of typing and clerical tasks in filing and indexing of records.
  • Compile statistics and conduct special surveys and studies related to the field of law enforcement.
  • Check physical security of private and public buildings.
  • Assist in directing traffic at special events.
  • Fingerprint and photograph applicants for employment; assist in evidence storage.
  • Assist with vehicle transportation and supply inventory maintenance.
  • Conduct crime prevention and school programs.
  • Assist in the processing and cataloging of criminal evidence.
  • Conduct parking enforcement duties.
  • May take crime reports in person at the Police Department counter, over the telephone, or in the field.

Experience and Education

To qualify for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities, and enable the individual to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position.

A typical combination is:


None required.


Completion of high school, its equivalent or currently enrolled as a high school senior. Preference is given for currently participating in a college level criminal justice program or related field.

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid Driver’s License issued from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


Must have no felony convictions, or misdemeanor convictions involving moral turpitude.