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Deadline to Apply and Become Cambridge Police Cadet



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Cambridge Police Department’s Office of Planning Budget and Personnel


Calendar event imageThe deadline to apply for the next Cambridge Police Cadet exam is Thursday, June 30, 2022. The Cambridge Police Cadet Program is designed for Cambridge residents between the ages of 18-23 years old who are interested in learning more about or want to pursue a career in policing. It requires a two-year commitment and offers a competitive hourly wage ($18.82), 37.5 hours a week, strong benefits, and vacation time.   

The next Cadet exam will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022. Interested residents can download the application and learn more about the program at http://camb.ma/policecadet. The next class -- the third since it was reinstated in 2019 -- is scheduled to begin in November 2022.

Cambridge Police Cadets are provided with extensive classroom training, field assignments, administrative duties, and daily fitness and health training opportunities. Police Cadets become familiar with the daily operations and functions of the department and culture of its community policing-related work through temporary assignments throughout 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 engage with residents, businesses, and visitors of the City of Cambridge. 

To be eligible for the Cadet Program, a candidate must be a current Cambridge resident between the ages of 18-23 at the time of the June 30, 2022 application deadline, have lived in the city for the last three years, have a high school diploma or a GED certificate at the time of the exam, be a citizen of the United States, have a valid Massachusetts’ Driver’s License and a good driving record, and take and pass the exam.

To learn more about becoming a Cambridge Police Cadet, please visit http://camb.ma/policecadetResidents who are interested can also contact the Cambridge Police Department’s Office of Planning Budget and Personnel at Personnel@CambridgePolice.Org for further information.
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