The Cadet Program is a voluntary, non-enforcement entry level position with the San Diego Police Department for people ages 16-21. After a six-session academy, Cadets may choose to go on ride-alongs, assist with security and traffic control, work undercover and much more.
The Cadet Program provides great law enforcement experience, and therefore is very beneficial to those interested in a career in law enforcement. Cadets receive continuous law enforcement training, develop individual potential, and meet others their age with similar interests.
The Cadet Program is always interested in responsible, honest, and hard working youths.
Come to San Diego Police Department Headquarters building, 1401 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101, on the second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. A Cadet recruiter will meet you at the flagpole in front of the main entrance. At this meeting you will receive more information about the Cadet Program and have the chance to talk to Cadets or a Cadet Advisor in person.