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San Francisco Police Cadet Program

San Francisco Police Cadet Program

The Department is not presently accepting applications for Police Cadets. However, this web page will be updated as information becomes available. Below is a description of this position.

Position Title:   POLICE CADET
Classification:  8274 


Hourly: $12.60. Cadets work 20 hours a week while attending school and 40 hours a week during vacations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 or older at the time of application.
  • Must be currently enrolled and attending an accredited college or university, with a minimum course load of 12 semesters units (18 quarter units) and a minimum 2.0 GPA.  A copy of current course registration and/or grade report must be submitted with application.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident alien who is eligible for and has applied for citizenship.
  • Must be a citizen by the time of appointment.
  • Must have a driver license and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must not have a felony conviction or convictions that prohibit ownership, possession, or control of a firearm.

Selection Process

  • Written test that will measure reading and writing ability.
  • Oral test that will measure reading and writing ability.
  • Employment, character, and background investigation.
  • Polygraph test.
  • Psychological examination.
  • Medical examination.

Oral Examination

Candidates who pass the written examination may be interviewed to evaluate their interpersonal skills and other abilities not tested by other examination components.

Duties (Under direct supervision);

  • Enter and retrieve information in Department computers.
  • Maintain and file police reports.
  • Issue vehicle releases.
  • Answer public questions about Department policies and procedures.
  • Direct traffic.
  • Drive an unmarked police car to deliver documents.
  • Performs other duties as required.
updated 8/04/03
Last updated: 9/25/2009 11:11:42 AM