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Cadet Program Application

Steps

  1. 1. Step One
  2. 2. Step Two
  3. 3. Applicant Information
  • Step One

    1. Winters PD BadgeWinters PoliceDepartment

      702 Main Street, Winters, CA 95694
      Dispatch (530) 795-2261 | Office (530) 795-4131 | Fax (530) 795-3921

    2. General Membership Requirements:
      • Participants must be between 15 to 21 years of age (participants between the ages of 15 and 17 must have parental permission)
      • Participants must be enrolled in school with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA through 12th grade.
      • School transcripts must be enclosed with the application. Proof of grades will be required to be presented to the Cadet Coordinator quarterly.
      • Provide two letters of recommendation from family members, teachers, etc.
      • Successfully pass a background investigation, including, but not limited to: Criminal history check, DMV history check, and contact with listed references. 
      • Within four weeks of acceptance, Cadet will be provided with a Winters Police Department Cadet Uniform. Uniforms will remain at the Winters Police Department, unless being cleaned. Uniforms will only be worn while performing Cadet duties and remain the property of Winters upon participant’s completion of or release from the Cadet Program.  
      • Within a month of acceptance into the program, Cadet must complete the orientation meeting.

      • Complete a two-month introductory period.

      • If, at any time, Cadet is not able to meet the requirements of the program, they shall contact the Cadet Coordinator to discuss further participation.

      All the above requirements are taken into consideration when considering an applicant. None of the above are intended to be an automatic disqualifier. If special circumstances exist that should be considered during the application period, contact the Cadet Coordinator.

    3. Application Requirements:
      • All lines must be completed. If an item does not apply, indicate “not applicable” (N/A)
      • Give complete information, including first, middle, and last names
      • Sign the forms in the appropriate places.  If you are under the age of eighteen (18), your parent/guardian must sign the application and any other required forms as a condition of your participation.
      • Intentional withholding of information or falsification of information on this application will result in immediate denial of acceptance. If the applicant is accepted and falsification is discovered, the Cadet will be dismissed without recourse and may be disqualified from any future participation.
      • Applications may be submitted in person or mailed to: Winters Police Department, Attn: Cadet Program 702 Main St Winters, CA 95694
      • Once your application is received, you will be contacted for an interview date.