The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Cadet Program is designed to provide on the job training to young men and women in a law enforcement environment. The program serves as a student intern opportunity for high school graduates pursuing a career in law enforcement while attending college. Upon successful completion of the program, cadets will be educated and experienced in various functions of the sheriff's office.
Cadets are a non-sworn personnel working in support positions of the sheriff's office.
Cadets day to day duties consist of general office work in any of the following Sheriff's Office units: Public Information Unit, Patrol Division, Crime Analysis Unit, Criminal Investigation Division, Criminalistics Unit, Communications Unit, Civil/Warrants Unit, Evidence Vault, Recruiting and Training Unit, Detentions Services Division, Support Services Division.
Cadets may be asked to assist with various special assignments within the sheriff's office:
- Sheriff's Office Open House
- Academy Graduation Ceremonies
- DUI Check Points
- Emergency Call-Outs
- Special Events
- Investigation Sting Operations
The ride along program includes one paid day per month with a field training instructor and one optional unpaid day a month.
Reimbursements for tuition and covered expenses are paid to cadets for successful completion of college or university classes taken for credit.
The Sheriff's Office will attempt to rotate the cadets for a minimum of six months service in each division to provide equal exposure to all areas within the organization.
Any applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be eliminated from consideration for a cadet position.
- A college student from the age of 17 through 21 may apply to the Cadet Program .
- Cadet applicants must be a high school graduate and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, taking a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester.
- Applicants 21 years of age must be at least of sophomore standing.
- Typing and computer skills are strongly recommended.
- Cadets must maintain a minimum semester grade-point-average of 2.5.
- Failure to maintain this standard will result in probationary status for one semester.
- If the minimum grade point average is not attained, the cadet may be terminated.
Notifications for this hiring process will be made via e-mail to each eligible candidate. Some e-mail providers (hotmail.com, msn.com, and live.com) will block e-mails from GovernementJobs.com or NeoGov.com. If you have one of the mentioned e-mail providers, you may want to consider switching to a different e-mail provider to ensure you receive these important notifications. The e-mail notifications will include:
- Instructions on how to self-schedule your written testing date, time and location.
- Instructions on how to self-schedule your interview date and time.
- All rejection notifications will be sent either by e-mail or a mailed letter.