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Cadet Unit 1000


Cadet Unit 1000

The law enforcement cadet program is designed for students who are interested in any aspect of law enforcement, and allows individuals to learn about law enforcement careers. The program is affiliated with the Public Safety Cadets. The program is designed to develop self-esteem, discipline, good citizenship, and leadership within the Post, and to strengthen the partnership between the Sheriff's Office and the youth of our communities.

The mission of Cadet Unit 1000 is to develop desirable qualities of character, and teach responsible citizenship and leadership, while introducing cadets to a career in law enforcement.

Cadets at Jeepin With Judd


Cadets have the opportunity to learn almost every aspect of law enforcement. Subject topics include:

  • Fingerprinting
  • First Aid
  • Firearm Safety
  • Patrol Procedures
  • Vehicle Stops
  • Traffic Direction
  • Crisis Intervention
Cadets at Capitol

Membership Requirements:

  • Must be resident of Polk County
  • Must maintain at least a C average in school
  • Must not have a criminal record
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be at least 14 years of age
  • Must have completed 8th grade
  • Must have a good school record
  • Must pass an oral review board

For more information on becoming a member of Cadet Unit 1000, please contact the Safe Schools Division, 863-322-0223, or email