Members of Boston Police Cadet Class #22-19 Officially Sworn in by Police Commissioner William Gross

BPD CADET PROGRAM: This week, the members of Boston Police Cadet Class #22-19 were officially sworn in by Commissioner William Gross who welcomed and addressed the class at the Boston Police Academy.

The Boston Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program, akin to a paid apprenticeship program, for Boston's youth seeking a career in law enforcement. The program requires a two-year commitment from those looking to one day become members of one of the finest police department in the country. During the two-year apprenticeship, cadets gain a better understanding of what it takes to become a police officer while working different shifts throughout the department in locations including Boston Police Headquarters, neighborhood stations and other specialized units throughout the city.

If interested in becoming a Boston Police Cadet, prospective candidates must be between the ages of 18-24, a current resident of Boston with residency in the city for the last 5 years, as well as, a United States citizen with a valid Massachusetts driver’s license.

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.

If you think you have what it takes to protect and serve, the men and women of the Boston Police Department would love to have you on their team. Good luck and stay safe out there!!!