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Recruitment #20-CADET-001

Pay Grade



Principal Accountabilities

The primary function of the Cadet Program, under enabling legislation of House Bill 478, is:

  • Enforcement of Handicapped Parking under Title 21, Chapter 41, Section 4183;
  • Enforcement of Fire Lane Parking under Title 21, Chapter 70, Section 7004;
  • Assisting with targeted enforcement efforts (i.e., red light enforcement);
  • Assisting with traffic control at Division-sponsored events (i.e., Delaware State Police graduations, promotional ceremonies, etc.); and
  • Assignment of various administrative tasks at the Trooper/Section level.

Assignments are varied from shift to shift and may include participating in community and public relations programs.

This description is illustrative only and is not intended to represent the actual job description of the position, or to imply that all duties and required knowledge, skills, and abilities are listed.

Minimum Qualifications

An individual applying should have the following qualifications, knowledge and abilities:

  • Must be 18 to 21 years of age to apply and enter the Cadet Program;
  • Must be a citizen of the United States and a Delaware Resident;
  • Must be currently enrolled in a Delaware accredited university/college in an undergraduate program (full-time or part-time);
  • Must possess a valid Driver's License;
  • Must maintain a good personal appearance and physical condition; and
  • Must have a sincere interest in the position and a continuing interest in the law enforcement profession.

Job Elements

In order to be considered to be a Delaware State Police Cadet, an applicant must demonstrate good judgment, thoroughness, conscientiousness, common sense, motivation, and enthusiasm for the job. Cadets must be dependable and willing to get involved in order to help people deal with the problems of today’s society. Cadets must be able to assume responsibility, make decisions, work without supervision, follow orders, act under pressure, communicate effectively with a diverse population, and combine physical and mental resources. Cadets are expected to demonstrate the core values of the Delaware State Police which are Honor, Integrity, Courage, Loyalty, Attitude, Discipline, and Service.

Training Academy

Those hired for the position will be required to undergo an initial training of forty (40) hours of classroom and practical training at the Delaware State Police Training Academy which does include exposure to O.C. spray.

Conditions of Employment

Cadets shall function on a part-time basis as Civilian Casual/Seasonal employees.

A Cadet may remain employed with the Delaware State Police while actively pursuing an undergraduate degree, either full or part time, up until their 24th birthday.

Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458.

TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

Contact a Recruiter

Lieutenant Kristin Willard



Sergeant India Sturgis



Cpl/2 Adam Jewell



Cpl Dave Huynh



Mrs. Cindi Konnick


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