Deadline Approaching to Apply and Become a Cambridge Police Cadet; Opportunity for Cambridge Residents Between 18-23 Years Old

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The deadline to apply for the next Cambridge Police Cadet exam is Friday, July 15, 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 later this summer. Interested residents can download the application and learn more about the program at 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. 

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

What do the current Cadets like about being in the program?

  • “There are many things I love about being a Cadet, such as having time to work out and focus on my health, assisting officers on their duties and developing skills and knowledge, and, lastly, the connections and bonds that I make amongst my peers and coworkers. I have never imagined my life heading this way, but it has given me a purpose and an opportunity to serve my community. Most of all, it has given me something to look forward to.” - Cadet Saimon Teclezghi
  • “Becoming a Cadet has helped me gain skills and tackle challenges that I might have never thought I could do, especially with the push and encouragement from my fellow cadets. Being a Cambridge Police Cadet isn’t just about being in a program that just keeps you busy during the week, it also gives me the opportunities to meet new people, to 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 make an impact on their lives just the way others have done for me.” – Cadet Marrae Aiguier
  • “What I like most about being a Cambridge Police Cadet is the never-ending learning opportunity. Every day when I walk through those double doors, I'm eager to learn something. Because everything I learn, I can pass down the line.” – Cadet Starr Miller
  • “Out of the many things I like about being a Cadet, one thing that I look back on and enjoy is the bond that myself and my other fellow Cadets have built over time. It’s nice to see how far we’ve come from being outside in the waiting room on day one. To see us all here with such a strong foundation is something I cherish.” – Cadet Brendon Lewis

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 July 15, 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 Residents who are interested can also contact the Cambridge Police Department’s Office of Planning Budget and Personnel at Personnel@CambridgePolice.Org for further information.


Page was posted on 5/25/2022 11:20 AM
Page was last modified on 6/30/2022 4:38 PM
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