Police Cadet

Agency: Vallejo Police Department

Location: Vallejo CA

Industry: Protective Service

Occupational Category: Law Enforcement


Salary:  $12.50 - $16.50 Hourly

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Job Number: 2016-066

Closing: 4/19/2017 5:15 PM Pacific


The Position



The City of Vallejo is recruiting for the position of Police Cadet.  This is a part-time position with no benefits. The maximum weekly hours is 29 hours per week.  Under direct supervision, performs a variety of civilian field and office law enforcement work in direct support of safety and non-safety personnel.



Employees in this trainee level non-safety position, work on a part time/as needed basis while earning their Associates of Arts and/or a Bachelor's degree at an accredited college. Police Cadets who successfully obtain said degree(s) may, at the Department's expense, attend a basic police academy to earn their California Peace Officer Standards and Training Basic Certificate to become a Vallejo Police Officer. Ideally, completion of the Cadet Program will occur within 4 years of application.

This class is distinguished from uniformed safety police-related classes by their designation and the responsibilities and authorities associated with a safety peace officer designation under the laws of the State of California.

The successful candidate will possess the following highly desirable attributes: detail oriented; astute; proactive; responsive; timely; accurate; excellent oral and written communication to internal and external constituents; collaborative approach; solution oriented;  trustworthy and ethical.



Receives direct supervision from supervisory and management staff


Examples of Duties

The following duties are considered essential to the Police Cadet class:

         Take police reports for crimes such as bicycle theft, automobile theft, burglary or similar cold complaints;

         Marks and arranges for the towing of abandoned vehicles;

         Enforces parking regulations by issuing traffic citations;

         Performs traffic and pedestrian control as directed;

         Participates in crime prevention activities such as neighborhood watch meetings, school  and community group presentations, and Police Department building tours;

         Maintains records and retrieves information;

         Attends weekend and/or evening training sessions;

         Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. 

Cadet Rotations and Assignments:

         Abandoned Vehicles

         Beat Health: North, Central, South

         City Hall

         Downtown Patrol



         Prisoner Transport


         School Security

         Subpoena Service

         Other duties and assignments as needed


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Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

         Techniques for dealing with the public in a tactful, but firm, manner

         Proper English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Ability to:

         Learn the organization and functions of a Police Department

         Learn and apply applicable laws, ordinances, policies, practices and methods;

         Work courteously with the general public on the telephone and in person

         Deal with the public firmly, courteously, and tactfully

         Understand and carry out oral and written directions

         Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


         Possess a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

         Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking a minimum of 12 units towards their AA and/or Bachelor's degree.

License or Certificate:

         Possess a valid California driver license.


         Between 18-23 years old at the time of application.


         Be not less than 20/100 uncorrected or corrected to 20/30 with no color deficiencies.


         Eligible for U.S. citizenship at the time of appointment.

Criminal History:

         No felony convictions;

         No misdemeanor convictions which mandate weapons prohibitions.