Mission: To help youth leaders become familiar with the law enforcement profession, responsibility, teamwork and leadership skills.
We are very proud of the Cadet Unit which is a great asset and resource to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. This Unit is comprised of youth, ages 14 1/2 to 21. The members are selected after completing a written test, an oral interview process and a thorough background investigation. Cadets must successfully complete the Sheriff's Office Cadet Academy, which are full day trainings on Saturdays, from January through March. Members must also maintain a school academic level of 2.5 or above to remain in the cadet program and must commit a minimum of twenty (20) hours per month to the program and attend monthly meetings on Monday nights.
Our volunteer Cadets are involved in many community activities and events. The program provides a valuable link between the public, our youth and the Sheriff's Office.
Traffic control at various events.
Security at various events.
Crime prevention presentations.
Assist deputies on ride-alongs.
Compete at Law Enforcement Challenge
Assist with prevention education to peers.
Crime scene security.
Minimum Age: 14 1/2 up to age 21.
Minimum Requirements: Obtain drivers license within six months of turning 16 or becoming a Cadet; must have clean/excellent driving record; free from drug/alcohol use; not participate in criminal activities.
Probation Period: 6 months.
Required Training: Completion of Cadet Academy; Monthly training.
Membership: Cadets MUST be enrolled in school, and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Required Equipment: All required equipment, except for black boots, will be provided, to include uniform shirt, pants and jacket; access to internet for email is also required.
Additional Information: To maintain membership in the Cadet program, members must commit twenty (20) hours a month to the program. The Cadet Unit is a team environment. Applicants must have a positive attitude and be willing to learn. Cadets do not carry weapons. At times they may be directed to issue citations to the public under direct supervision.
NOTE: Applicants are required to pass a police background check. Applicants may also be required to pass a police driving record check.
Read and complete the Application Packet and mail to Marion County Sheriff's Office * Attn: Cadet Unit * PO Box 14500, Salem OR 97309 or drop off at Marion County Courthouse - Basement, 100 High Street NE, Salem OR.
For more information:
Deputy Elsa Navarro
Sergeant Jason Hickam firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Coordinator Dale Bradley email@example.com