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Tallahassee Police to host interest meeting for cadet program

Tallahassee Police Department
Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-22 17:45:41-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee Police Department announced the return of its Cadet Program for local youth who are interested in a career in law enforcement Friday.

TPD will host an interest meeting on Jan. 26 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Walker Ford Community Center, located at 2301 Pasco St.

The interest meeting will allow students and parents an opportunity to talk to officers, get additional information and apply for the program, TPD said.

The Cadet Program is open to people between the ages of 14 and 21 who are enrolled in school.

Cadets will meet in-person once a week from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Feb. 9, with health safety guidelines in place including mandatory masks and social distancing.

"The program begins with a 40-hour academy and offers continuous learning opportunities. Cadets will receive scenario-based training in crime scene analysis, crisis intervention, first aid, investigations, traffic stops, use of force and more," TPD said in a release. "They will also have the chance to ride along with TPD officers, participate in various community service events and take quarterly out of town trips."

For more information, visit their website by clicking here or call 850-901-7251, and if you are unable to attend the interest meeting but would like to apply, email