City of Lincoln Park
  • Lincoln Park, MI, USA
  • $18.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time


In order to provide an enhanced level of customer service to community members, the Lincoln Park Police Department maintains a Police Cadet Program. The position of Police Cadet is a part-time, non-sworn, uniformed function which increases efficiencies by:

  1. Providing a police department employee at the front desk.

  1. Performing functions that allow for "re-deployment" of Uniform Division Officers and Supervisors to patrol duties throughout the city.

  1. Providing an avenue for Police Cadets to gain valuable experience and training in preparation for a career in law enforcement.

  1. The program can be utilized as a progressive mechanism to grow and develop future Lincoln Park Police Officers or other employees.


The cadet program is administered by the assigned Uniform Patrol Lieutenant with direct supervision provided by the on-duty Shift Commander.


An employee in this classification may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Complete both criminal and non-criminal reports filed at the police department which do not involve suspect contact.
  • Completion of administrative duties at the front desk such as administering court-ordered Preliminary Breath Tests.
  • Assist with prisoners for court.
  • Perform hourly welfare check of prisoners lodged at the Lincoln Park Police Department.
  • Complete basic building maintenance that is necessary for citizen and employee safety.
  • Assist the on-duty Shift Commander with administrative duties that do not require the supervisor's personal involvement.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to treat every contact as an opportunity to build public trust.
  • Proactive in community relations.


An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:

Those who serve as Lincoln Park Police Department Cadets will abide by all City of Lincoln Park and Lincoln Park Police Department policies and procedures. They will perform their duties in the highest professional manner and will treat all persons with dignity and respect. In addition to job-specific training that the Cadet receives, it is required that all Cadets possess:

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Preferably studying Criminal Justice.
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