Important Update:

Rural Road between Apache Boulevard and Broadway Road will be closed in both directions from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 for Union Pacific Railroad work, info here.

Police Cadets

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The Police Cadet Program is a volunteer program through the city of Tempe.  This program is designed for young men and women ages 14 through 20 interested in law enforcement as a potential career.  Cadets are mentored by a group of dedicated sworn and civilian police employees, who emphasize self-confidence, strong work ethic, accountability, and integrity.  The Cadet Program provides training's in a variety of law enforcement topics, opportunities to participate in local and national explorer competitions and training's, and involvement with department and community service projects. 

Visit our official website for more details!

Minimum Requirements 

  • 14-20 and 1/2 years of age 
  • Be enrolled in high school or college
  • Maintain a minimum of a "C" grade average
  • Be of good moral character
  • Have no serious driving infractions or criminal record
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve others

Email us for questions or to join the Cadets!