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Norton Shores Police Department: Police Cadet Closing Date: September 30, 2023

A City Employment Application, Resume, and Cover Letter must be turned in at Norton Shores City Hall or email to Cpl. Jacob Brace at


This position is perfect for Criminal Justice students seeking experience and practical skills. With schedules that can be modified to the needs of College students, opportunities exist for part-time work, both year-round and seasonally. During the traditional school year, Cadets will primarily work in the front office in a customer service capacity. From Memorial Day to Labor Day (peak season), Cadets will help conduct proactive patrols the City's park system. Internship credits can also be earned with participating Universities/Colleges.  

Cadets may also become eligible for sponsorship to an MCOLES Police Academy, dependent on performance and openings.

Duties can include (but are not limited to):

  • Customer Service at the police lobby
  • Records management
  • Patrol City Parks
  • Enforce City Ordinances
  • Seasonal and year-round opportunities available

To learn more about the Norton Shores area, visit:

Minimum qualifications include:

  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma
  • Valid Michigan operator's license
  • Clean criminal history record
  • Current criminal justice students preferred

Norton Shores is an Equal Opportunity Employer