he Escondido Police Department and Explorer Post 2600 is currently
recruiting for the position of Police Cadet. This is a volunteer
position which is dedicated to teaching young men and women about law
enforcement and a potential career in that field. Escondido Police
Cadets participate in community events, provide traffic control, ride
along as an observer with police officers, assist police personnel in
various aspects of law enforcement, and are mentored by law enforcement
professionals. Each candidate goes through a training/probation period
and also is encouraged to attend the annual San Diego County Law
Enforcement Explorer Academy, which is a live-in training experience at
UCSD held the second week of August.
must be enrolled in high school, college, or home schooled , and
maintaining a minimum grade point average of 2.5. All applicants must be
at least 16 years of age and have not yet reached their 20th birthday.
All applicants must be of good moral character, with no felony or
serious misdemeanor convictions, and willing to work in a dynamic, fast
interested parties are required to attend an orientation night to be
held in the Community Room of the Escondido Police Department (1163 N.
Centre City Parkway in Escondido) on Monday January 23rd at 7:00PM.
Interested parties under the age of 18 must bring a parent with them to
the orientation. Applications will only be given out at this meeting.
Positions are limited. Upon receipt of an application, each candidate
will be interviewed, physically tested, and have a background check
Additional information can be found at police.escondido.org/cadet-post.aspx or by calling Officer Akans at 760-839-4425.