EXPERIENCE LAW ENFORCEMENT.
If you’re between the ages of 16 and 20 and you feel drawn to a career in law enforcement, the cadet program is a great option. The Cadet Unit is a volunteer operational unit designed to prepare you for a career in law enforcement while supplementing the resources of the department. Cadets are required to fulfill at least four hours of service to the department each month. Some duties include providing assistance with the Ozark Empire Fair, dignitary visits, tours, parades and other events.
After graduation from the academy, cadets are able to utilize hands-on training. Cadets will have the opportunity to work with the different units within the department which include, but are not limited to, Uniform Operations, MSU Substation, Calaboose, Criminal Investigations, Leaving the Scene of a Crash (LSOC) Unit, and the Training Section. One of the benefits of staying current as a cadet is being able to ride along with an officer during his/her work shift.