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City of Cambridge Police Cadet in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Cambridge Police Department is a dedicated and diverse group of professionals who are committed to working with the community to make the City of Cambridge a safe and desirable place to live, work or visit. Our mission is to partner with the community to solve problems and improve public safety in a manner that is fair, impartial, transparent, and consistent. ABOUT THE ROLE: The Cambridge Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for Cambridge young adults seeking a career in law enforcement. Cadets will rotate throughout the Department in various assignments, such as in the Commissioner?s Office, Patrol Operations, and Support Services including specialized units throughout the Department as needed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the supervision of a superior officer, this position will be working out of the Training and Certification Unit in various assignments throughout the Department. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Classroom training on topics such as 21st Century policing, public safety and the Cambridge Police Department, Procedural & Social Justice, Basic First Aid, Crime Scene Services, and Crime Analysis Field assignments such as assisting with special events and community outreach engagement Administrative duties such as preparing reports, tabulation of facts and figures for statistical purposes, research projects Fitness and Health training Cadets shall not carry firearms, nor have any power of arrest other than that of an ordinary citizen. Other related duties as assigned MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Current Cambridge resident aged 18-23 years old at the time of application High School Diploma or GED Cambridge residency for the last three (3) years Citizen of United States Valid Massachusetts Driver?s License and good driving record Candidates must pass an extensive screening process including: Interviews; drug testing; pre-employment medical and psychological examinations; physical abilities and fitness standards tests; extensive criminal background check including driving history; and, successful performance during the Cadet training program (both academic and physical in nature). Interested applicants must first enroll and register for a competitive exam, to be held at the Cambridge Police Department on Saturday, July 20 2024. There is no fee to take the exam, and no prior knowledge of law enforcement is necessary. The City of Cambridge?s workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. PREFERRED: Strong communication skills, verbal and written, and knowledge of Cambridge. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones, maintain multiple files and be able to lift a minimum of at least 10 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment. Fluorescent lighting, carpeted floors, and air conditioning. Moderate noise level. REGISTERING FOR THE EXAM: Applicants should complete the below registration form (click on the link below) and provide the completed registration form and the requested documentation by email to or upload the completed registration form and documentation in the Career Center by 5pm on June 28, 2024. Registration Form REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Please upload the following documents to complete your application: Copy of Driver?s License Proof of Residency Proof of Citizenship One (1) Letter of Recommendation from teacher, employer, mentor etc. Three (3) contacts that are different from the letter of recommendation Registration form (see link above to form) Applicants are required to read pages 1 through 19