Independence Police Dept Public Safety Cadets
Public Safety Cadets is a career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 to 21 years of age. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background economic status, or citizenship is not criteria for participation.
The purpose for the Public Safety Cadet program is to provide experience to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Cadets are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.
The Public Safety Cadet program is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Departments or agencies initiate a Cadet post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interest, grow and develop.
- Interest in Continuing Education
- Insight into Career/Vocation
- Positive alternative to negative youth activities, such as drugs, gangs, etc.
- Sense of Belonging
- Hands on Experience
- Career and Personal Skills
- Develop Leadership Skills & Roles
- Cooperative Relationships between Adults and Youth
- Service to Others
What to expect
Competitions (Local, Regional, & National Levels)
Opportunities (Scholarships and Awards)
Independence Police Department
Sgt. Daniel Potts
Sgt. Alesa Collinsworth
Or fill out the application on the forms tab.