What is the Police Cadet Program?
The Police Cadet program is designed to
introduce young men and women interested in pursuing a career in law
enforcement. This will be accomplished through mentorship,
classroom instruction and hands-on training. Upon completion of the
program, Cadets who desire to continue in the field of law
enforcement are encouraged to apply with the Mountain Home Police
Department as reserve or full time police officers.
What are the Cadet Program’s Objectives?
Instill an understanding and appreciation of the
criminal justice system, and the professional ethics applied to
Develop an appreciation and understanding of
Our goal is for the cadets to become future
community policing officers for the Mountain Home Police
What does a police cadet do?
Once accepted into the cadet program, you will
be working many details and assignments in uniform, and are involved
in the following areas of community events and services:
Police Cadets gain valuable experience and
training in preparation for a career in law enforcement.
Although police cadets have no police powers, they receive the
Community Policing Philosophy
Ethics and decision making
Crime Scene control
Field Sobriety Testing
Domestic Violence Investigations
Interview and Interrogation
interested in the program must meet the following criteria:
Age 13 –20
Maintain a “C” grade point average with no
failures in high school.
Have no arrests or convictions which would
prohibit employment as a police officer.
Pass a background investigation to include
interviewing references, contact with police, driving records,
and any other information useful in determining your good
If you are
interested in becoming a Cadet, please submit your information in
the form below.
We are limited on the number of Cadets that we can take,
but always interested in students that have an interest in this
so good luck, we look forward to hearing from you ...