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Police Cadet

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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Police Cadet
Department Information

The IU cadet program is a two year program. Cadets who successfully perform their duties and maintain academic standards for one academic school year will then be given all police training required of a law enforcement officer, including attendance in the IU Police Academy. This program has many benefits including receiving accreditation as a state certified law enforcement officer. Over 1,000 cadets have graduated from the program and IUPD Police Academy just celebrated their 44th graduating class.

To read more information about the cadet program click HERE.

Job Summary

IU Police Cadets perform non-law enforcement duties for Indiana University Police Department (IUPD) including radio dispatch duties, security assignments for buildings and events, and special assignments that necessitate the presence of IUPD but not the presence of a sworn Police Officer. Cadets liaise with other workers and are briefed on the situation and issues of the day; they keep the department and the other workers advised on situational developments as appropriate.

Cadets work closely with faculty, staff, students, and visitors, from diverse backgrounds.

Cadets observe and report suspicious activity, can approach individuals and enforce university policy without compromising personal safety, and must call for sworn officer to detain or arrest. Cadets do not have police authority. Cadets who successfully perform their duties and maintain academic standards, as demonstrated by a GPA of 2.3, for one academic year, will then be given all police training required of a law enforcement officer of the State of Indiana, including attendance in the IU Police Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy, the cadet is then commissioned as a Police Officer.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED: Be a full-time student at Indiana University with at least two years remaining in their academic studies and with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.3.

Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Skill in communicating, both verbally and in writing. Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to interact and communicate with others from diverse backgrounds and work in a team environment. Ability to work effectively and professionally in extremely adverse and stressful situations. Ability to discern suspicious situations. Possess basic knowledge of computers and word processing/email/database software systems.

Note: To enter the Academy, eligibility requirements state cadet must be at least 21 years of age.

Preferred Qualifications
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
Salary Range
Salary Plan HS
Salary Grade HS
FLSA Non-Exempt
Work Location

Bloomington, IN
Columbus, IN
Gary, IN
Indianapolis, IN
Kokomo, IN
New Albany, IN
Richmond, IN
South Bend, IN

Job Category Part Time/Temporary

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 05619P
Open Date 09/01/2017
Close Date 02/28/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions Summary

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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter