City of Boston

Boston Police Cadet

Posted Date 1 month ago(12/19/2022 4:48 PM)
Req ID
2022-23749
Dept
Boston Police Department
Position
Regular Full-Time
Location
BPD Police Academy
Salary Min
28,970.98
Salary Max
28,970.98
Union
BPC
Openings
61
Contact Email
shauna.lynch@pd.boston.gov

Overview:

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):  

The Boston Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for Boston's youth seeking a career in law enforcement.  The Program is a minimum of a two-year commitment.  Cadets rotate throughout the Department in various assignments and shifts, including Headquarters, District Stations, and other specialized units throughout the Department.

Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include: routine clerical and administrative duties, answering phones, data entry, utilizing Department vehicles, barrier work; performing related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Applicants must meet all of the itemized criteria below in order to be eligible:

  • Be between 18 and 25 years of age by January 2023
  • Reside in the City of Boston and have maintained consecutive residency for the last 5 years (Jan. 31, 2018 - present)
  • Be a high school graduate or possess an equivalency certificate by December 31, 2022
  • Possess an active, valid Massachusetts Driver License by December 31, 2022. A good driving record is preferred.
  • Meet the same physical fitness standards required of Boston Police recruits
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job 
  • Be a U.S. Citizen / Naturalized U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident 

If selected to move forward in the process, candidates must undergo extensive screening including: drug testing, a background investigation to include criminal and driving history, a pre-employment physical, and psychological exam. 

 

If appointed, Cadets will undergo a rigorous 4-week cadet training program (both academic and physical in nature) at the Boston Police Academy.  Cadets do not carry firearms, nor do they have any power of arrest and are considered employees of the City of Boston for the purposes of workers' compensation.

 

If your residence or e-mail address changes at any point after submitting your application, you are solely responsible for updating your profile on the City of Boston Careers site and notifying BPD Human Resources as communications will be sent out during the process.

 

 

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK REQUIRED

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST, PHYSICAL, AND PSYCH EVALUATION REQUIRED

BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED AND MUST HAVE MAINTAINED CONSECUTIVE RESIDENCY FOR THE LAST 5 YEARS

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:   BPC/BPC-1

Hours Per Week: 35

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