Racine Police Department Cadet Position

Salary $15.00 Hourly Location Racine, WI Job Type Full-Time Department Police Job Number 202200479 Job Description

Police Cadets are uniformed civilian employees who serve in an apprentice-style program designed to prepare them for a career as a Racine Police Officer. Duties include administrative and clerical functions within our Community Oriented Policing Unit, Patrol Division, administrative support, and Investigations. The assignments are widely varied so that the Police Cadet can experience a broad range of operational and administrative functions. The Police Cadet will be vital in department youth outreach and assisting in the organization of the Racine Police Department's Youth Cadet Program. Police Cadets are required to meet established criteria by completing a minimum of 60 credit hours of college curriculum and a meeting a physical fitness standard prior to being considered for the Racine Police Officer selection process.

Essential Duties

1. Answering and directing phone calls.

2. Assisting citizens via telephone, online, and in-person.

3. Operation of department issued radio.

4. Assist in facilitation of Racine Police Department Youth Cadets youth program.

4. Performing administrative/clerical duties such as typing, filing, data entry.

5. Assisting with special projects as assigned.

6. Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested


  • Graduating high school seniors intending to enroll in college on a full-time basis in spring or fall 2022 and current college students who are presently enrolled in 12 or more undergraduate college credits are eligible to apply.
  • United States citizenship, or must have resided in the United States for at least five years immediately prior to the date of application and be legally authorized to work for any employer in the United States. Non-citizen applicants should request information through the City of Racine Human Resources office.
  • Must possess a valid State of Wisconsin driver's license within one year of date of hire.
  • Physically able to perform Police Cadet - and eventually Police Officer - training and job duties.
  • Must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population, in-person, via telephone, and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality; ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently.
  • A strong commitment to providing quality customer service.'
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with diverse publics in the City of Racine is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act effectively in stressful situations.
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Motivated and able to complete the required educational and physical fitness programs.
Salary Range
$25,000.00 - $39,000.00
per Year
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Racine, WI, 53404, US