What is the Cadet Training Program?
The Springfield Police Department Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for individuals interested in a career in law enforcement. Cadet candidates must pass a qualifying examination to be eligible to be accepted into the cadet program.
Cadets perform a variety of routine duties some of which are:
In short, cadets perform all department administrative functions except those that require actual police powers and authority.
Benefits of the Program
Along with specialized cadet training, benefits of the program include:
Initial pay scale: $16.50/hour ($618.75/week); after one year: $18/hour ($675/week); after two years: $19.50/hour ($731.25/week)
Police cadets who have completed at least three years of service, have obtained an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement and/or Criminal Justice, and meet the requirements are eligible for an appointment to the Springfield Police Department as a Police Officer.
Step 1: Verify that you satisfy the minimum criteria noted below.
If you encounter problems with the process, please send an email message to spdhr@SpringfieldPolice.net. In the body of the email message, please include your full name, address, cellphone number, home telephone number, email address, and a statement that you meet the age eligibility requirement.
Please note: The guide provides several sample exam questions. The questions on the actual exam will be similar to the sample questions, but will not be the same questions.
Step 4: Frequently monitor your email inbox for further instructions. All further communications from the Springfield Police Department will be by email.
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