The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide on-the-job training for those individuals interested in becoming a Police Officer who are between 18 and 21years old. Police Cadets serve as non-sworn, full-time employees in one of Montgomery Police Department’s divisions. Police Cadets must apply for Police Officer Trainee by their 21st birthday. Police Cadets are typically supervised by division superior officers.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Police Cadets may apply for the Police Officer Trainee position when they are 20 years and 6 months old. Individuals who do not successfully complete the Police Academy or fail to apply for Police Officer Trainee as soon as they are 21 will be terminated. Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a valid Alabama Driver’s License prior to employment. Applicants will be fingerprinted and backgrounds thoroughly investigated prior to consideration for appointment. Applicants must pass a drug test and polygraph test.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must be certified by a licensed physician, designated as satisfactory by the appointing authority, to be in good health and physically fit for the performance of duties.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited high school or G.E.D.