Columbus - Police Cadet

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Job Overview

Department Columbus Police Department
Job TitlePolice Cadet
Salary$30,152 to 33,282 Annually
Location Columbus, GA

Job Announcement





The Columbus Police Department offers a progressive Police Cadet program designed to prepare young professionals for a rewarding career in law enforcement. From checking on citizens and businesses in Uptown Columbus near the scenic Riverwalk, to patrolling city parks on ATV's, this highly interactive program is crafted for civic-minded individuals eager to make a difference in their community, all while learning valuable skills from seasoned law enforcement professionals. Only one question remains. Are you ready to serve a higher purpose?


Attention: This is a Police Cadet position. You must be between 18 and 20 years old to apply for this position. If you are 21 years of age or older, we encourage you to apply for our Police Officer position.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Receives and issues shotguns, sensors, electronic tracking systems, pepper ball guns, batteries, rubber gloves, and film.  Transports police vehicles to and from headquarters and the city shop for repairs; transports new vehicles.  Issues uniforms; creates new clothing files.  Inventories all equipment issued; restocks expendable supplies.  Assists the public over the phone and in person.  Signs and logs evidence and property in and out.  Ensures that evidence is logged in and organized correctly.  Ensures that the evidence supply table is stocked.  Responds to calls regarding evidence, property, and lost and found items.  Prepares monthly reports; makes copies of reports and other documents.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of department rules and regulations.  Knowledge of organization and inventory management techniques. Skill in interpersonal relations.  Skill in the operation of a computer and other standard office equipment.  Skill in oral and written communication.

Minimum Requirements and Training Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED; or any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  Must be between 18 to 20 years of age, possess a valid driver's license; be able to pass an extensive background check and be interested in becoming a sworn law enforcement officer.  Ability to meet current requirements set forth in the Georgia Mandate Law Enforcement Training Act/Peace Officer's Standards and Training Act.

Physical Requirements:

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between the shades of color.  


                                                                               Equal Opportunity Employer

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