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Police Cadet

The application process for the position of Police Cadet is currently closed.


Purpose of the Cadet Program:

The Cadet Program has been established to provide qualified individuals, who are interested in becoming a Police Officer with the Montgomery County Department of Police, first-hand experience in law enforcement.

Montgomery County Police cadet badge

Cadet Program:

Cadets will be assigned (2) semester rotations (Fall/Spring) per school year in various units, for a maximum of two years. This will provide the Cadet with an opportunity to learn about the Department and gain on- the- job training. Cadets participating in the program receive a salary of $16.13 per hour.


Minimum Requirements:

Must be 18 years old 

High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Equivalent

Valid Drivers License

US Citizen or Permanent Resident 


Program Requirements:

Cadets must be enrolled in a College Curriculum Full Time and maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Cadets will work 20 hours per week from September through May with flexible hours to accomodate class schedule.


For more information about the Cadet Program, please contact :

Officer Melissa Coligan -



Montgomery County Department of Police · Marcus Jones, Acting Chief
Public Safety Headquarters
100 Edison Park Drive · Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Non-emergency: 301.279.8000

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