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Police Cadet Program

Check back on February 1 to apply.

The Police Cadet Program provides training and experience in the field of law enforcement to persons 18 to 20 years of age who have a desire to pursue a career with the Prince William County Police Department. At age 21, Cadets are considered for automatic transition to the Police Academy and become certified police officers upon graduation.*

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • U.S. citizen
  • Must be 18-20 years of age
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vision Correctable to: 20 / 40 in worst eye and 20 / 20 in best eye
  • Hearing meets medical standards
  • No felony convictions or serious misdemeanors
  • Willing to sign a no tobacco agreement

BENEFITS

  • Flexible Schedule Options for College—Take 2 classes per semester while on duty
  • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
  • On-duty Fitness Program
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Virginia Retirement System
  • Uniforms and Equipment Provided
  • Credit Union Membership
  • And more…

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Submit online application
  • Receive conditional offer of employment
  • Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Exam
  • Police Officer Ride-a-long
  • Interview with the Chief of Police or Designee

*Must complete psychological exam, physical fitness test and updated background prior to the Academy.  Failure to meet police officer eligibility will result in end of Cadet assignment.

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