Police Cadet

Clerical/Administrative Support
San Bernardino County
3/21/2018 at 5pm or until 200 applicants
$0.00-$11.52 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


657 North La Cadena Drive Colton, 92324



$11.52 HOURLY (part-time only)

EXTENDED Filing Deadline March 21, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. 


The Police Cadet program is a work training program for college students. Cadets will perform a variety of clerical and non-sworn duties in support of the Police Department personnel. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (include but not limited to the following):

  • Assist the police services clerks at the front desk with public inquiries, both in person and over the telephone. 
  • Answer telephones, take messages or refer callers to the proper person.
  • Interview citizens and complete police reports on minor incidents.
  • Operate standard office equipment.
  • Enter and retrieve information from computers.
  • Process evidence, property and impounded vehicles. 
  • Assist sworn Police Officers in non-sworn, non-hazardous duties.
  • Perform fingerprinting and processing duties.
  • Perform related duties as required. 


Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting, and stooping in the performance of daily office activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement, and fine coordination in preparing statistical reports and data, using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading correspondence and using the computer, and acute hearing is required when providing phone and face-to-face service. The need to lift, drag, and push files, paper, and documents weighing up to 25 pounds also is required. 


EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a Police Cadet. A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Experience as a Police Explorer is highly desirable. Current and on-going enrollment in at least two college courses that equals six (6) semester or eight (8) quarter units or more, in an accredited college or university, with a 2.0 or above GPA. Coursework must be approved by the Police Chief.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:  Possession of a Class "C" California Driver License. 


  • Knowledge of correct english usage, including spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Ability to work independently, reason and react effectively and maturely.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively in an environment that is economically, socially and ethnically pluralistic.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. 
  • Skills include speaking both English and Spanish. Bilingual candidates are highly desirable. 

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate for the City of Colton Police Cadet position will possess Police Explorer or Community Volunteer experience; experience serving on Youth or Juvenile Justice Advisory Boards; experience in an office environment, working with phones, serving the public and using basic office equipment; and an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, or Political Science. 

Additionally, Bilingual candidates are highly preferred.  




Special Instructions

Step 1 - On-line Application: Interested candidates must submit an on-line application to the Human Resources department no later than the EXTENDED deadline March 21, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Candidates must submit proof of current enrollment in at least two (2) college courses. Candidates can upload coursework to their application or e-mail to, att: Police Cadet Recruitment. Attachments must be received by the filing deadline.

Step 2 - Written Examination: Qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a written examination. The  written examination will be tentatively scheduled in April 2018. 

Step 3 - Oral Board Interview: Candidates successful in the written examination will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview. The oral board interview will be tentatively scheduled in April 2018.

Step 4 - Eligibility List and Background check, including drug screening:  All candidates successful in the written examination and oral board interview will be placed on the Police Cadet eligility list good for one (1) year. This list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within the Police Department as they occur. 

NOTE: Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a background check including drug screening, pre-employment physical examination and fingerprinting. 


The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires all new employees verify identity and entitlement to work in the United States by providing required documentation. 

AA/EOE - The City of Colton encourages the application of bilingual persons, women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Upon request, the City will attempt to reasonably accommodate such persons. 


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