Chandler Police Cadets

The Chandler Police Cadet program is specifically designed for young men and women ages 14 to 20 who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.  Cadets receive training in many aspects of law enforcement from simple fingerprinting to major case preparation.  Training is just a small part of the Cadet program. Cadets also provide service to both the community and the Chandler Police Department through community service projects such as McGruff the Crime Dog, fingerprinting children and registering and conducting safety inspections of bicycles.  During civic events like the Chandler Ostrich Festival, Cadets assist in locating lost children and providing security.

Chandler Police Cadets work hand in hand with officers, dispatchers and clerical personnel during ride-alongs with officers and while working at the police department.  In addition to the law enforcement training, Cadets receive the opportunity to obtain skills in a business environment while communicating with professionals on a one-on-one basis. Chandler Cadets can train with the department’s bicycle team and once certified, they become members of the Cadet Bicycle Team.

How do I Become a Police Cadet?
To become a Chandler Police Explorer please go to CPDCADETS.com to find out more specific information.  The Cadets meet every Monday night at the Chandler Police – Chandler Heights Substation located at 4040 E. Chandler Heights Road (N/E corner of Lindsey Rd. and Chandler Heights Road).  General meetings are on the first and third Monday of every month from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.   The second and fourth Monday nights are physical training nights, also from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.  To become an Cadet, the candidate must:

  • Be age 14 to 20 (male or female);
  • Be in high school or college or employed full time if graduated from high school;
  • Maintain a “C” or better average in school;
  • Be able to attend weekly meetings;
  • Exhibit good moral character; and
  • Not have any serious traffic or criminal arrests

PROGRAM INFORMATION

For more information please visit our website at CPDCADETS.com.  You may also attend a meeting or call the Police Cadet Advisor Officer John Somerville at 480-782-4951 or email john.somerville@chandleraz.gov.