Police Cadet (20452630)

Sacramento/Metro Area

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


201 West A Street Dixon, 95620


The City of Dixon is opening a great opportunity for those curious to learn about the ins and outs of police work for the position of Police Cadet in the Police Department. Under the supervision of veteran Police Officer's the cadet experiences what it takes to develop important cadet skills. Examples: cadet patrol, traffic control, attending meetings, delivery of witness subpoenas, report taking, provide assistance to the various bureaus within the department, directing phone calls to the appropriate personnel, learns how to interact with the community during all kinds of problem-solving situations.

This is an entry-level, volunteer position intended as an educational and career development internship. In addition to serving a support role within the Police Department, this classification is exposed to a wide variety of law enforcement duties and will gain experience in the work place.

A Cadet volunteers a minimum of 8 hours per month and work is conducted both in a police station and in the field. Work involves irregular, often non-scheduled, hours during the day and evenings, and on the weekdays, weekends, and holidays.

Employment Processing: Those selected for hire must successfully complete and pass the following: a personal background investigation, and a pre-employment medical examination. In accordance with Federal law, an employee must provide proof of identity and legal right to work in the United States.

Veteran’s Preference Points: Veteran’s Preference points will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed as a PDF attachment at the time of application. 

The City of Dixon is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable Accommodation in the application, examination and selection process will be made upon request by calling (707) 678-7000.

Please do not reply to emails from CalOpps during this process at any time as this correspondence does not come back to our agency.

Ideal Candidate

Knowledge & Abilities:

Knowledge of basic English grammar and mathematics including completion of forms.

Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively with the public including persons who are irate or difficult to deal with; understand and carry out oral and written directions; appear for work on time; accurately perform clerical work; use of common office software including Microsoft Office; provide outstanding customer service (internally and externally); quickly learn the policies procedures and performance standards pertaining to work; learn to operate automated police information systems; evaluate situations and prioritize workload; develop and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Must be currently enrolled in an accredited high school, community college, or four year college or university, attending at minimum half time (6 semester units, and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Allowances are made for regular summer breaks and other scheduled school breaks.)


None required. Enrollment in Police Administration or Criminal Justice courses is highly desirable.

Other Requirements:

  • Possess a Valid California Driver's License if 16 years of age.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States (or a permanent resident alien who is eligible for, and who has applied for, citizenship at least one year prior to application for employment. Application for citizenship shall not have been denied.)
  • The candidate must be between the ages of 15 and 23 years of age at the time of appointment.
  • Weight shall be in good proportion with height.
  • The candidate shall be of sound physical and medical condition; in good health.
  • The candidate must successfully complete a background investigation as a condition of initial employment with Dixon Police Department. The investigator will contact previous employers, school officials, friends and family during the course of the investigation.
  • Spanish speaking ability is highly desirable, but not required.


This position does not receive any medical, dental or vision benefits. Volunteer positions are covered by Workers' Compensation, consistent with California state law.

Please review our Volunteer Policy/Procedures.

Special Instructions

Candidates must complete:

1. Online application

2. Supplemental Questionnaire Answers

Applicants will not be invited to continue in the selection process without a complete packet.

The most qualified candidates whose applications indicate that they, among those completing, are better qualified in terms of related training and experience will be considered.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS will be applied. A copy of the DD214 form must be filed at the time of application.

The City of Dixon is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable Accommodation in the application, examination and selection process will be made upon request by calling (707) 678-7000.


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