St. Louis police start new cadet program after 40 years - KMOV.com

St. Louis police start new cadet program after 40 years

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The St. Louis Police Department is about to do something it hasn’t done in 40 years by starting up a police cadet program.

The police cadet program will begin July 9, 2018. 

The department is facing a shortage of more than 120 officers so this new cadet program aims to get young people interested in law enforcement early.

The new cadets need to be between 18 and 20 years old and interested in working for the St. Louis Police Department part-time.

“They will work with other officers, work at parades, maybe they’ll work at the police gym, they will work alongside,” said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. “Consider it an internship.”

The program participants will earn between $13 and $15 an hour. College tuition assistance will also be available to those cadets who want to attend school at the same time.

Click here for more information or to apply.

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