Public Safety Cadets
What is Public Safety Cadets?
Public Safety Cadets is a new, national non-profit organization founded and managed by active and retired law enforcement officers and business leaders dedicated to preparing young adults, ages 14-20 (until 21st birthday), for careers and leadership in the public safety profession.
Sponsored by the Minot Police Department and Ward County Sheriff Department, Minot Public Safety Cadets is the first Public Safety Cadet Unit in North Dakota.
The Minot Police Department and Ward County Sheriffs Department are proud to partner with regional high school and college students to educate them about the field of Law Enforcement. Minot Public Safety Cadets focuses on learning skills related to the Law Enforcement career while also developing leadership and teamwork qualities. The Minot Public Safety Cadets program promotes community service and community involvement by assisting with local events throughout the year. Students who participate in the Minot Public Safety Cadet program should have an interest and ability to pursue a Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement career.
If you or someone you know are interested in learning about a career in Law Enforcement or are looking to develop your own leadership and teamwork skills, please contact:
Sgt. Jared Foley (701-852-0111) or firstname.lastname@example.org
MEMBERSHIP & FEES
Membership is open to both male and female students.
Students must be 14 years old (In the seventh grade) through the age of 21.
Students are required to pay an annual $15 member fees.
Students must be able to pass a local background investigation
Students must submit two professional letters of support for program attendance.
Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in school
Students are required to purchase certain uniform items. Financial assistance is available upon request
Uniform deposits are made on uniform shirts but will be returned upon completing the program
Students must have an interest in a Law Enforcement career and must be willing to learn and work hard
STUDENTS CANNOT BE ON ACTIVE PROBATION/PAROLE
STUDENTS CANNOT HAVE ANY FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OR CONVICTIONS
Regularly scheduled meetings are held bi-monthly on Sunday evenings at the Minot Police Department from 6 PM to 830 PM. Other meetings and activities are planned throughout the school year and take place at different facilities around the city. Cadets are encouraged and requested to attend as many meetings and community events as possible. Meeting dates are typically set several months ahead of time to help plan though busy life schedules.
Mentoring young adults to serve their communities by providing knowledge, skills and practical experiences through education and training delivered by public safety professionals that build character, physical fitness and respect for the rule of law.
Preparing young adults for careers and leadership in the public safety profession.
PUBLIC SAFETY CADET BENEFITS (NATIONALLY)
Leadership Development Academy
Marksmanship and Career Skills Competition
National Competitive Training Conference, July 2021
Unit program accreditation
Youth Safety Training program for all participants
Academic credits for community service
Building a recruitment pipeline and pathway for employment
Reasonable membership dues
Liability Insurance for participants and sponsoring agencies (separate, one-time event liability coverage will be available)
Local input and full transparency
State and Regional Associations encouraged (state association presidents will be ex-officio members of the national committee)
Advisory Board of distinguished law enforcement and public safety professionals
CADETS WILL DEVELOP
Knowledge and skills pertaining to the mission and purpose of law enforcement
Experience and training in law enforcement operations through practical experience, competitions and other activities
Teamwork and leadership development
MEETING TOPICS INCLUDE
Felony Traffic Stops
Crime Scene Investigation
White Collar Crimes
Interview and Interrogation
Emergency Field First Aide
Use of Force
ND State Fair Parade
National Night Out
Walk to Prevent Suicide
MSU Homecoming Parade
Battle of the Badges
Stuff a Squad
Boo at the Zoo
KX Sports Show
Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
ND Special Olympics Golf Tournament
For More information on the Public Safety Cadet program, please visit: publicsafetycadets.org/
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