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Police Cadet

Company: City of Pasadena, CA
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

The Pasadena Police Departmentis looking for individuals who are enthusiastic and motivatedto joinour World Class law enforcement agency. These individuals will be effective communicatorswho willservethe public, provide exemplary customer service, are responsive, and accountable individuals in all situations. Under direct supervision, the Police Cadet performs a variety of tasks in various divisions ofthe department in conjunction with a formal training program designed for career advancement into the law enforcement field.This is an excellent opportunity to join our team!

Essential Functions

The major responsibilities of this position are listed below. For more detailed information, please review thejob description.

  • A Police Cadetperforms a variety of administrative and records management and maintenance duties.
  • Assists the public at thefront counter, providesinformation relating to departmental activitiesto the public, answersquestions and directs the public to appropriate resources both internally and externally.
  • Directs the public to appropriate resources both internally and externally.
  • Answers phones and radio calls.
  • Operates business office machines, computers and compiles data and prepares reports.
  • Sends and receives teletype messages and accepts fees for various payments.
  • Assists sworn officers in the field with traffic control.
  • Performs ride-alongs and may assist in collecting information.
  • Assists at DUI checkpoints.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualification Guidelines


  • Adaptability-Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires
  • Attention to Detail -Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products
  • Handling Stress-Maintaining emotional stability and self-control under pressure, challenge, or adversity
  • Professional Integrity & Ethics-Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability
  • Self-Management -Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability
  • Oral Communication -Engaging effectively in dialogue
  • Customer Focus -Attending to the needs and expectation of customers
  • Teamwork -Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals
  • Fact Finding -Obtaining facts and data pertaining to an issue or question


  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent.
  • Current enrollment in a recognized college with a minimum of 24 semester units being accumulated annually toward a degree in fields leading to law enforcement. Must maintain a 2.0 grade point average
  • An Associate of Arts degree or junior standing in an accredited college or university may substitute for such enrollment. If a Police Cadet elects to continue towards completion of a Bachelors Degree, the Police Cadet may continue in the program until he or she reaches their 24th birthday.

  • If the Police Cadet, prior to reaching their24thbirthday, fails to maintain a 2.0 minimum grade point average, discontinues education, or drops below the required minimum number of units, the Police Cadet will be released from employment.
  • Must be between the ages of 18 through 21 at time of appointment.


The selection process may consist of training and experience evaluation, written test and department-level interviews. Probationary work test period is continuous through the Police Cadet program.


There are currentlythree (3) part-time (20 hour/week) vacancies in the Police Department. This continuous recruitment will establish an eligible list for future vacancies. Special Requirements

Must possess a valid California Class C driver's license and comply with the City's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy during the course of employment.

Successful completion of a comprehensive background investigation is required which may include a review of employment history, criminal conviction record, credit history, use of intoxicants and/or other controlled substances, and psychological evaluation.

Successful completion of the state-mandated CLETS training program as required by the California State Department of Justice within six months of date of employment and ongoing maintenance of CLETS certification.

Keywords: City of Pasadena, CA, Pasadena , Police Cadet, Other , Pasadena, California

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