Police Cadet Program

The purpose of the Police Cadet Program is to recruit diverse future applicants to the ranks of the Fort Worth Police Department. This program is designed for high school graduates who are interested in and/or preparing for careers in law enforcement. Police Cadets assist personnel in their assigned area and perform a variety of public safety related duties in support of the department.  


1. Assist in investigation follow up; track emergency protective orders for Sexual Assault; contact reporting persons in missing person’s cases; assist investigative units as determined by the CID supervisors; file, review, and compile case packages.
2. Assist at Citizen on Patrol (COP) and Citizen Police Academy (CPA) training and events.  Provide community service.
3. Assist the Recruiting Unit and Background Investigative Unit as scenario actors, uniform fittings, and physical assessments.
4. Assist the Reality Based range master with range duties; assist defensive tactic instructors with equipment and installation.
5. Provide crime analysis information to citizens; assist in researching and reporting of internal audits in the department.
6. Answer telephones, file and perform data entry. Order, stock and maintain supplies as needed.  Research and compile reports as needed.  Assist with courier duties.
7. Maintain required level of physical fitness for Police Cadets.
8. Adhere to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensure all behaviors comply with the City’s Personnel Rules and Regulations.




Fort Worth Police Foundation

The Fort Worth Police Foundation, formerly known as the Fort Worth Police Officers’ Award Foundation, is a non-profit organization that exists to recognize and promote the professionalism and excellence of Fort Worth Police Officers. Founded in 1981, it was established by the business community to support local police and recognize excellence in performance with the ultimate goal being a reduction in crime. To make a donation, or for more information, click the button below.

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