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Reminder: Cadet Program Application Closes Feb. 17th

​PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, VIRGINIA…The Police Department is looking for young men and women who want to serve their community – with honor and distinction – in the field of law enforcement. If this describes you or someone you know, apply from Feb. 1 to Feb. 17, 2019, for a paid position in the Prince William County Police Cadet Program.

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 Prince William County Criminal Justice Academy and become certified police officers upon graduation (all candidates must complete a psychological exam, physical fitness test and updated background prior to the Academy; failure to meet police officer eligibility will result in the end of the Cadet assignment).

Minimum qualifications include:

  • U.S. citizen
  • 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

The starting salary for the Cadet Program is $27,846. Benefits include flexible schedule options for college (can take two 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.

To apply for the Police Cadet Program, you must:

  • Submit online application
  • Receive conditional offer of employment
  • Interview
  • Polygraph
  • Background Investigation
  • Medical Exam
  • Police Officer ride-along
  • Interview with the Chief of Police, or designee

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