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Register and Pay for the National Marksmanship Competition

Cadets, Explorers, Mentors and Advisors are invited to participate in the 2019 Public Safety Cadets National Marksmanship Championship and Response to Resistance Symposium at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center (CDJMTC) in Johnston, Iowa on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

Central Iowa Law Enforcement Agencies welcome you to this premier event that will provide dynamic activities and discussions to better understand the roles and challenges currently facing the police and our communities. In addition to the pistol competition, participants will learn more about critical topics and emerging trends in response to resistance, less than lethal options and critical incident management that are challenging the law enforcement profession today.

The Polk County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office and Des Moines, Iowa Police Department will co-host this event along with members of the Polk County Law Enforcement Executives Association and welcome you to Iowa for a memorable event and opportunity to learn more about law enforcement and community engagement.

The agenda will include seminars, demonstrations and active laboratories conducted by leading law enforcement professionals in the timely topics of:
• Response to Resistance - Policy and Legal Considerations
• Less Than Lethal Options - Categories & Practical Applications
• Critical Incident Management – A Community Approach
• Current Trends in Marksmanship Proficiency Training

Additional activities include:
• Career Fair
• Air Pistol Marksmanship Instruction
• Judgmental Use of Force Training Simulator "Shoot-Don't Shoot"
• Less Than Lethal Applications Laboratory (ASP & TASER)
• Awards Ceremony and Keynote Speakers from the Law Enforcement Profession

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Ocean County & Toms River win NJ competition

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PSC honors our fallen heroes of law enforcement by laying a wreath at the
National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC. 

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

PSC Present Colors at Law Enforcement Memorial

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Fairfax County VA Cadets

If you want to be part of a social movement....    join one!
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Come join a new, national nonprofit organization established to mentor youth Cadets, ages 14-20, to serve their communities by providing knowledge, skills, and practical experiences through education and training delivered by public safety professionals (Mentors) that build character, physical fitness and respect for the rule of law and human and civil rights.

Registration is now open.  Click here

Each registration includes a free Public Safety Cadets patch and free liability and supplemental accident insurance coverage for the year 2019.  Liability Insurance and Supplemental Accident Insurance provided by Cincinnati Specialty & Philadelphia Indemnity Company.

The individual registration dues of $15 is waived for 2019.  So sign up soon!  Annual Unit Registration Dues are $20.

Mentor and Cadet registrations received for the 2019 registration period (December 1, 2018 to December 31, 2019) will not require a fee.

Public Safety Cadets is a totally new, national non-profit organization incorporated in the Commonwealth of Virginia founded and managed by active or retired law enforcement officers and business leaders dedicated to preparing young adults for careers and leadership in the public safety profession. 

Although formed with a law enforcement centric career focus, future development of other public safety career sectors will include Fire-Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections, Cyber and Forensic Sciences as well as Critical Incident Management.

National Events

  • Mentor training
  • Unit program accreditation
  • Youth Safety Training program for all participants
  • Academic credits for community service
  • Building a recruitment pipeline and pathway for employment
  • Reasonable membership dues ($15 for Individual, $20 for each Unit)
  • Liability Insurance and Supplemental Accident Insurance 
  • Local input and full transparency
  • State and regional associations encouraged (state association presidents will be ex-officio members of the national committee)
  • Advisory Board of distinguished law enforcement and public safety professionals

We welcome your input and look to you as partners in this new opportunity to reach out to young adults interested in careers in public safety.  Your comments and suggestions are vital to the development of successful Public Safety Cadets’ policies and programs in order to benefit you, your agency and the youth of your community. 
Exciting events for 2019 include a Public Safety Cadets Leadership Academy to be held at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia just outside of Washington, D.C.  from August 4-10, 2019. In addition, final preparations are in the works for a Public Safety Cadets National Marksmanship Competition and Response to Resistance Symposium to be held at a conveniently located state of the art facility in the Midwest on September 28, 2019. This is only the beginning!
Please contact us at:  with your comments and suggestions.  We need your input!  Pass this website on to a colleague. 
We welcome you to join an exciting new organization and opportunity to provide a program focused on the youth of your community and the future of our great nation.
Best wishes and be safe,

Kent Jefferies,
Public Safety Cadets