Boston Police Cadets Start Their First Day of Training at the Boston Police Academy

We would like to welcome another class of Boston Police Cadets as they start their first day of training at the Boston Police Academy.

The Boston Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for Boston's youth seeking a career in law enforcement. The program is a minimum of a two-year commitment.  Cadets rotate throughout the Department in various assignments and shifts, including Headquarters, District Stations, and other specialized units throughout the City. 

To be eligible you must be between the ages of 18-24, be a current resident of Boston, and have maintained Boston residency for the last 5 years, be a United States citizen, have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license and take and pass the Boston Police Cadet Exam.

If selected for appointment, candidates must pass an extensive screening process including: drug testing, a pre-employment physical, an extensive criminal background check, and a rigorous 8-week cadet training program (both academic and physical in nature) at the Boston Police Academy.

Good luck and stay safe out there!