Cadet Program

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Space is limited –

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Application – PDF
Application – Word Doc
Waiver – PDF
Waiver – Word Doc

What is the Cadet Program?

The Cadet Program is designed to provide a safe and educational experience for youth and young adults who have an interest in law enforcement.  Cadets will gain exposure to various criminal justice careers, obtain hands-on experience and awareness of the criminal justice system, and receive career focused training.

What you will learn:

  • Traffic control
  • Crime scene investigation
  • Forensic photography
  • Fingerprint lifting
  • Ethics
  • Accident investigation
  • Ride along with patrol officers
  • And so much more!

Are you eligible?

Cadets must meet the following basic qualifications:

  • Between 16-20 years of age
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Have an interest in law enforcement, public safety, or public service
  • Be of good character
  • Be willing to serve the community of Juneau by assisting JPD in a voluntary capacity


Training will be held 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM every other Tuesday beginning in July.  Trainings will be held at the Juneau Police Department (6255 Alaway Ave) and will be taught by various members of the Juneau Police Department. 

A full day in a “mini-academy” style of training will be held once during the summer. 

Those who have qualified to do so may ride along with patrol officers a minimum of once per month.

Cadets will be given a uniform to be worn during training, ride alongs, and other events.

How to Apply

To apply, submit a completed application and waiver by the deadline noted on the left.

Space is limited to 6 students.  Cadets will be selected upon completion of a successful background screening on a first come, first served basis.

A background check will be conducted on each applicant.  The Juneau Police Department reserves the right to deny entry to the Cadet Program based on findings from the background check.

For more information, email Sergeant Chris Gifford, [email protected]