Police Cadet Program

GENERAL SUMMARY 
The purpose of the Police Cadet Program is to engage students in higher education institutions as a way to recruit diverse future applicants to the ranks of the 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 their departmental assignment. 

EXAMPLE ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: 

  1. 1. Assist in investigation follow up; track emergency protective orders for Sexual Assault/Family Violence Unit; contact reporting persons in missing person’s cases; assist investigative units as determined by the CID Lieutenants, file review and compile case packages.
  2. 2. Assist in preparing for Citizen on Patrol (COP) and Citizen Police Academy (CPA) training.
  3. 3. Assist in recruiting unit and background investigator unit with mail outs and physical assessments.
  4. 4. Assist range master with range duties; assist defensive tactic instructors with equipment and installation.
  5. 5. Provide crime analysis information to citizens; assist in researching and reporting of internal audits in the department.
  6. 6. Assist in organizing community functions, respond to citizen’s inquiries or complaints, and recruit efforts for Citizens on Patrol.
  7. 7. Assist in auto-etching, traffic point control.  
  8. 8. Answer telephones, file and perform data entry as needed.
  9. 9. Assist with preventative maintenance equipment utilized in the assigned area of responsibility.
  10. 10. Assist in recruiting, training and developing instructional material related to these functions.
  11. 11. Assist in maintaining, repairing and testing equipment.
  12. 12. Order, stock and maintain supplies as needed.
  13. 13. Research and compile reports as needed.
  14. 14. Assist in compiling information and courier duties.
  15. 15. Maintain required level of physical fitness level for Police Public Safety Cadets.
  16. 16. Perform other related duties as required.
  17. 17. 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.
 
 

 

 

Mission Statement


The Fort Worth Police Department exists to safeguard the lives and property of those we serve, to reduce the incidence and fear of crime, and to enhance public safety through partnering and building trust with the community. We strive to accomplish our mission by conducting ourselves with the highest ethical standards, respecting the sanctity of human life, and preserving the rights and dignity of each individual in our diverse community.