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City of Southfield: Police Cadet Closing Date: October 22, 2024

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CLASSIFICATION: Police Cadet - Southfield Police Department SALARY: $18.00 per hour
HOURS: 7am-3pm (40 hours per week)

Hands-On Training
Sponsorship to the Police Academy   Ride-Along Experience
All Equipment Provided

Representative Job Duties

The City of Southfield Police Cadet program is a training that 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.

Job Requirements - As Determined By the City Of Southfield

  • 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.

    Supplemental Information

    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, a review of the applicant's qualifications, driving record and criminal history check, a written examination, and an oral board interview. Selected candidates will be subject to an extensive level 4 background investigation, and must successfully pass a psychological evaluation and physical exam prior to employment. Each step of the process must be passed before the applicant will be moved to the next step.

    Applicants who meet the minimum requirements will be notified by email to attend an orientation and testing. Applicants must maintain all minimum requirements and certifications while waiting for consideration for employment. Names of the successful candidates will remain eligible for consideration for one year from placement on the eligibility list.

    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 or if auxiliary aids or services are needed. Reasonable advance notice is required.