Police Cadets

About the Cadet Program


The Police Cadet Program is designed to provide young individuals with the opportunity to gain insight into the workings of law enforcement, develop valuable skills, and prepare for a future career in policing. Our cadets are integral to our community outreach and engagement efforts, playing a crucial role in fostering positive relationships between the police department and the public.



Eligibility Requirements:

  • Age: 18-24 years old
  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent and enrolled in college.
  • Background: No criminal record.
  • Commitment: Attend monthly training and abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the Mendon Police Department.

Program Benefits:

  • Hands-on Experience: Participate in ride-alongs, assist with community events, and learn about daily police operations.
  • Training: Receive training in areas such as CPR, first aid, and basic law enforcement techniques.
  • Mentorship: Work closely with experienced officers who provide guidance and support.
  • Career Development: Gain a competitive edge for future law enforcement opportunities, including potential tuition assistance for related educational programs.

How to Apply:

  1. Submit a resume and a personal statement explaining your interest in the program.
  2. Provide two letters of recommendation.
  3. Attend an informational session and interview.

Contact Us:

For more information about the Police Cadet Program, please contact Corporal Nicholas Erskine at nerskine@mendonma.gov. 

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