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Tigard Police Department

Cadet Program

Tigard Police Cadets
Tigard Police Cadet Program
Have you ever wondered what a career in law enforcement would be like? 
• Are you between the ages of 16-20?  
• Are you willing to dedicate time and energy to assist the Tigard community? 

If you answered yes to all the above questions — you may be just the right fit to be a Tigard Police Cadet.

Cadets participate in police ride-alongs, crime prevention activity, community outreach events and on-going monthly training. Cadets get first-hand knowledge regarding how law enforcement serves its community. It's not all work. Cadets also get the opportunity to participate in the annual Law Enforcement Challenge, competing in various events with other Cadets and Explorers from around the state.

Cadet Requirements:

  • Candidates must be between 16 and 20 years-of-age (candidates who will be 16 years old by January 1, 2020 will be eligible)
  • Candidates must carry a 2.5 GPA (if in high school)
  • Candidates must not have any prior felony or serious misdemeanor convictions
  • Candidates must be of good moral character
  • Candidates must be physically capable of performing assigned tasks
  • Candidates should demonstrate an ongoing interest in law enforcement

If the Tigard Police Cadet Program appears to closely match your interests, please apply this fall. To be considered, you must complete and submit an employment application, which can be downloaded hereBe sure to note at the top of the application that you are applying for the position of Police Cadet.  Submit your completed application to the Tigard Police Department Records staff (13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223).

We are always willing to accept applications. However, in order to be eligible for the 2020 term, applications must be received by November 1, 2019. The selection process will begin in mid-November. This will involve an oral interview, police background check and final interview with the Cadet Advisory Board.

If you have any questions, contact Officer Nicholas Nunn or Officer Brian Imus.

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If you have any questions, contact Officer Nicholas Nunn or Officer Brian Imus.
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