Cambridge Police Department Welcomes Second Cadet Class


11/22/2021

Cambridge Police 2021 Cadet Class

The Cambridge Police Department was proud to welcome four new Cadets to the agency after a special ceremony was held on Friday, November 19 at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility. The new Cadets make up the second class to join the department after the City reinstated the Cadet Program in 2019.

The Cadet 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 they receive a salary, benefits and vacation time.

All four Police Cadets are Cambridge residents and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) in 2020:

  • Marrae Aiguier most recently worked in Cambridge Human Services as an Assistant School Teacher and Summer Camp Counselor, and served in the U.S. Navy Sea Cadet Corps.  

  • Brendon Lewis worked as a Youth Worker at the Fitzgerald Community School.

  • Starr Miller worked as an Emergency First Responder for Professional Ambulance and participated in the Mayor’s Summer Employment Program.  

  • Saimon Teclezghi participated in the Mayor’s Summer Employment Program.  


“The Cadet Program is a critical initiative for the City of Cambridge and the Police Department,” said City Manager Louis DePasquale. “It provides a pathway for Cambridge residents to become Cambridge Police officers and work in the city where they grew up. Policing in Cambridge is not about arrests, but about helping people and getting them the assistance they need. Our four newest Cadets have a unique opportunity to experience and learn what it means to be a part of a nationally recognized 21st-century police department.”

Acting Police Commissioner Christine Elow said, “Through the Cadet Program, we are able to create new opportunities for our young Cambridge residents and, in turn, diversify our department. We look forward to working with these talented Cadets and helping them become as successful as they aspire to be.”

The City Manager and former Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard, Jr. relaunched the Cambridge Police Cadet Program in 2019 after a more than 30-year hiatus. Two Cadets – Autumn Harrison and Carlos Aquino-Navarro  – became the first from the new Cadet Program to graduate from the Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy and join the Cambridge Police Department as patrol officers. The four remaining Cadets all registered to take the Municipal Police Officer Exam.

Any Cambridge residents who are interested in participating in future Cadet classes, 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

To watch a replay of Friday’s ceremony, please visit www.facebook.com/CambridgePolice.


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