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Public Safety Cadet Program

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In working with youth and their families in our community, we recognized that many middle school and high school students are at risk of joining gangs and experimenting with drugs and alcohol. With an understanding that youth have a strong desire to be part of a group, in October 1995 the City of Norwalk Department of Public Safety established the Public Safety Cadet Program. The objective of the Public Safety Cadet program is to give cadets a sense of responsibility, increase their self-esteem through positive social interaction, leadership development and team building skills, hands-on experience, develop their problem solving skills, encouraging respect for themselves and others, and career exploration activities.

 DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide assistance at special city events and community projects
  • Perform non-hazardous duties
  • Provide assistance with traffic/crowd control, parades and community events
  • Fingerprinting-Child I.D. Program
  • Assist with Juvenile Diversion Programs, Neighborhood Watch, Business Watch and School Programs.
  • Ride along with Public Safety Officers for field training
  • Assist with office operations, including answering phones, counter assistance, typing, data entry, filing and shredding
  • Field Trips
  • Other duties as requested

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be between 13 ½ -18 years old
  • Must maintain a minimum of a “C” grade or better in all school courses
  • Must complete a thorough application package, pass an oral interview and a background investigation
  • Ability to perform with a high standard of customer service, professional conduct, civic responsibility and must maintain a professional appearance

 TRAINING: 

  • COMMUNITY RELATIONS
  • FIELD & OFFICE OPERATIONS
  • CAREER EXPLORATION
  • EXPLORER LAW ENFORCEMENT ACADEMY
  • REPORT WRITING
  • FINGERPRINTING
  • LEADERSHIP & DEMEANOR
  • PHYSICAL FITNESS
 

For additional information please contact Michelle Norwood at (562) 929-5684 or (562) 929-5732. Meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, 13000 Clarkdale Ave., Norwalk, CA 90650.

 

  

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