Cambridge Police Department Welcomes First Cadet Class in More Than 30 Years


11/18/2019

Photo of Cambridge Police Cadet Class with City Manager and City Councilors

The Cambridge Police Department was proud to welcome six new Cadets to the agency this morning following a special ceremony at the Sullivan Chamber in Cambridge City Hall. The new Cadets make up the first Police Cadet class at the Cambridge Police Department in more than 30 years.

The Cadet Program provides another pathway within the civil service system for Cambridge residents to become Cambridge Police Officers. This program is designed for Cambridge residents between the ages of 18-23 years old who are interested in pursuing a career in policing. The program offers on-the-job and classroom training. Cadets are required to make a two-year commitment and will receive a salary, benefits and vacation time. 


  • Carlos Aquino-Navarro is a 2015 graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS), former intern with the Cambridge Emergency Communications Department and graduate of the Cambridge Youth Police Academy. 

  • Trevor Daniliuk is a 2017 graduate of CRLS, a former liaison for the City of Cambridge Mayor’s Program and the son of Cambridge Police Officer Michael Daniliuk.

  • Autumn Harrison is a 2015 CRLS graduate and former Assistant Counselor for the City’s Department of Human Services’ Sun! Splash! Summer Camp.


  • Francisco Melendez-Sanchez is a 2017 graduate of CRLS and a graduate of the Cambridge Youth Police Academy.

  • Jeffrey Renzi is a 2014 graduate of Matignon High School. He recently received his Master’s in Management from Lesley University.

  • Rockeem Robinson is a Cambridge resident and a graduate of the Cambridge Youth Police Academy.

Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. said, “We have been looking forward to this day for over two years now and we are pleased with the talented and diverse make-up of this initial Cadet class, who all have deep Cambridge roots.”

“I want to congratulate and welcome our six new Police Cadets,” said City Manager Louis DePasquale. “Providing a pathway for Cambridge residents to become Cambridge Police officers has been a priority of mine and the City Council. I want to thank Commissioner Bard for his leadership and commitment to reviving the Cambridge Police Cadet Program.”

Any Cambridge residents who are interested in becoming part of the 2020 Cadet class should contact the Cambridge Police Department’s Office of Planning Budget and Personnel at Personnel@CambridgePolice.Org for further information or visit https://www.cambridgema.gov/iwantto/becomeacambridgepolicecadet.  


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