The deadline is approaching to apply and become a Cambridge Police Cadet; Opportunity for Cambridge residents aged 18-23


The deadline to apply for the next Cambridge Police Cadet Exam is Thursday 30th June 2022. The The Cambridge Police Cadet Program is designed for Cambridge residents aged 18-23 who want to learn more or wish to pursue a career in policing. It requires a two-year commitment and offers a competitive hourly wage ($18.82), 37.5 hours per week, solid benefits, and vacation time.

The next Cadet exam will take place on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Interested residents can download the app and learn more about the program at The next class – the third since being reinstated in 2019 – is due to start in November 2022.

Cambridge police cadets receive extensive training in the classroom, field assignments, administrative duties and daily opportunities for physical and health training. Police cadets learn about the day-to-day operations and functions of the department and the culture of its community policing work through temporary assignments in various sections of the department, including the commissioner’s office, patrol operations, support services and specialized units. As part of the Department, police cadets also participate in community policing activities and frequently interact with residents, businesses and visitors to the City of Cambridge.

The Cambridge Police Cadet Scheme was reinstated in 2019 after a hiatus of more than 30 years. Cadets Autumn Harrison and Carlos Aquino-Navarro became the first cadet in the new cadet program to graduate from Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy. Two other cadets from the class of 2019 are currently at the Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy.

What do current cadets enjoy being part of the program?

  • “There are many things I love about being a cadet, such as having time to train and focus on my health, helping officers in their duties and developing skills and knowledge, and, finally, the bonds and bonds I create among my peers. and colleagues. I never imagined my life taking this direction, but it gave me purpose and an opportunity to serve my community. Above all, it gave me something to look forward to.– Cadet Saimon Teclezghi
  • “Becoming a cadet has helped me learn skills and meet challenges that I may never have thought I could meet, especially with the push and encouragement from my fellow cadets. Being a Cambridge Police Cadet not only means participating in a program that keeps you busy during the week, it also gives me the opportunity to meet new people, become a better leader and most importantly, a better version of myself. . The more I learn, the more I will be able to help others and impact their lives as others have done for me.– Cadet Marrae Aiguier
  • “What I love most about being a Cambridge Police Cadet is the endless learning opportunity. Every day when I walk through those double doors, I look forward to learn something. Because whatever I learn, I can pass it on. – Cadet Starr Miller
  • “Among the many things I love about being a cadet, one thing I look back on and appreciate is the bond that myself and my fellow cadets have built over time. It’s nice to see how far we are from being outside in the waiting room on the first day. Seeing all of us here with such a strong base is something I cherish.– Cadet Brendon Lewis

To be eligible for the Cadet Scheme, an applicant must be a current resident of Cambridge aged 18-23 at the time of the application deadline of June 30, 2022, have lived in the city for the past three years, have a high school diploma or GED certificate at the time of the exam, be a citizen of the United States, have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and clean driving record, and take and pass the exam.

To find out more about becoming a Cambridge Police Cadet, please visit Interested residents may also contact the Cambridge Police Service Budget and Personnel Planning Office at [email protected] for more information.



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