Public Safety Cadets

About

Public Safety Cadets is a nonprofit organization founded and managed by active duty and retired law enforcement officers, and business executives who support law enforcement. The Board of Directors has decades of experience in planning and conducting law enforcement conferences, leadership programs, competitive events and other activities for young adults interested in a career in law enforcement or other public safety professions. 

Public Safety Cadets (PSC) establishes partnerships with local, county and federal law enforcement agencies, and other public safety entities to provide training and practical experiences, national programs and events, and other support that will better prepare young adults to make an informed decision about a career in the public safety sector.

High Point Public Safety Cadet patch. It's black with a blue outline.

What We Do

The High Point Police Department's Public Safety Cadet program allows teenagers and young adults the opportunity to see what law enforcement is all about. The Cadets will get an inside look at many functions of the department. There is a classroom component, but the Cadets will also participate in training and have the chance to ride with officers.

Training topics include traffic stops, building searches, crime scene investigations, domestic violence calls, field contacts, and traffic control.

Membership Requirements

The application is open to young adults who meet eligibility requirements, which include:

  • Being 15-20 years old
  • Maintaining 'C' average in all classes
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing an oral interview

Meetings

The Cadets meet the first and third Tuesday of each month from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The meetings are held at the High Point Police Department, located at 1730 Westchester Drive.

For more information or if you plan to visit a meeting, email us at hppd.cadets@highpointnc.gov