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City of Southfield: Police Cadet Closing Date: April 30, 2024

This announcement is providing only a brief description of this training opportunity.


SALARY/HOURS: $15.00 per hour/ 7am-3pm (40 hours per week)


The City of Southfield Police Cadet program is a training which provides individuals an opportunity to obtain valuable training designed to give the Cadet a well-rounded exposure to and appreciation of the functions performed by the Police Officers of the City of Southfield. Cadets will perform work tasks of an administrative nature, along with other tasks that do not require the use of full Police powers, such as parking enforcement and jail security. Cadets must be willing to familiarize themselves with and abide by all departmental rules and policies, City ordinances, and State and Federal laws.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D).
  • Must be able to meet the MCOLES Employment Standards.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation, including operation of motor vehicles and other equipment.
  • Must possess a valid Michigan driver’s license and a good driving record.
  • Must have no felony convictions and no record of serious misdemeanor convictions.
  • Prefer Police Cadets to pursue an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement or related field.

The Southfield Police Cadet Program is used as an applicant pool for hiring entry-level probationary Police Officers. However, participation in the Cadet Program does not guarantee employment in a full-time Police Officer position with the City of Southfield. Members of the Program will be considered “At Will” members and continued participation will be at the sole discretion of the City of Southfield.

The selection process will include the completion of a City of Southfield application packet, a review of the applicant’s qualifications, mandatory testing, an oral board interview, a background investigation, a psychological exam, and a pre-hire physical. Each step of the process must be passed before the applicant will be moved to the next step.


This is a “continuous” recruitment. Applications will be accepted until there are sufficient applicants to meet the City’s recruitment needs. As such, interested persons should make application promptly.


This announcement is only a summary of the position, its duties, job requirements and compensation. Further information is available from the Human Resources Department. The City of Southfield does not discriminate in its employment or any other programs or activities on the basis, of sex, race, color, age, height, weight, marital status, national origin, religion, arrest record, physical or mental disability, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected category. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with a disability if requested.

Individuals with special needs who may require assistance with the application process should contact the Human Resources Department at (248) 796-4700 (voice) or via email at if auxiliary aids or services are needed. Reasonable advance notice is required.