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CADET PROGRAM

IF YOU ARE BETWEEN 17 AND 20 YEARS OF AGE AND WOULD LIKE TO BECOME A KNOXVILLE POLICE CADET,
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The Knoxville Police Department created the Police Cadet Program to enhance the recruitment of potential applicants for Police Officer. Applicants who wish to apply for a Police Cadet position should be between the ages of eighteen (18) and twenty-one (21) years of age, pass a drug test, background check, polygraph test, physical examination and a comprehensive psychological examination. Currently Cadets receive a one (1) month Cadet training academy at the KPD training center before starting their assignments, which include such details as:

  • Bicycle Patrols
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Traffic Control at special events
  • Help with KPD recruitment efforts
  • Sobriety Checkpoints
  • Underage alcohol buys
  • Safety demonstrations
  • Assist sworn Patrol Officers with various assignments
  • Take calls/reports from citizens in the teleserve unit

    The Police Cadet Program is an alternative for those applicants who are not old enough to be employed as Police Officers, yet with to pursue a career in a Law Enforcement. The program allows such candidates to be employed in non-enforcement activities, while receiving law enforcement training. When a Cadet turns twenty-one (21) years of age they will be eligible for employment as a Knoxville Police Officer and can attend the Police Academy. Cadets currently receive the following benefits:

  • Salary of $20,439 per year
  • Ten (10) paid vacation days per year
  • Twelve (12) paid sick days per year
  • Nine (9) paid Holiday days per year
  • Five Hundred dollar ($500.00) Uniform allowance per year
  • Hospitalization, Health and Life Insurance
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Program
  • College reimbursement Program (Currently up to $3,000.00)

    Please contact a Knoxville Police Recruiter today at 865-215-7111 or at PoliceRecruiter@Cityofknoxville.org
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