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Columbus Cadets Recruit
Posted Jul 12 2023 8:08PM
Oswego IL Police Cadets Car Show
Posted Jul 10 2023 9:57PM
2nd Annual Fallen Officer Run
Posted May 09 2023 12:53PM
The El Paso Police Cadets participated in their 2nd annual run remembering the Fallen Officers. The Cadets made it to the finish line, honoring our officers and building character in our youth. Quitting was not an option and they all finished strong. No one stays behind. Way to go Cadets Unit 2002!
La Plata Police PSC Unit 1888 Badge & Patch Show
Posted Mar 31 2023 2:13PM
PSC Unit 1888's 2nd Annual Badge & Patch Show Fundraiser (Please see attached flyer)
Hoffman Estates IL Awards Ceremony
Posted Feb 26 2023 9:28PM
The Ceremony went awesome.  We always do it before a board meeting at the Village Hall so all the dignitaries are in attendance.  They all love the cadet program!  We do a lot of community events.  This past year the Cadets put a total of 2853 volunteer hours in.   I’ve been coordinating this program (explorers now Cadets) since 2009.  I have attached a few photos from the ceremony night.  Thank you for your help in making this a great event! 
Columbus pays Cadet interns
Posted Feb 26 2023 9:04PM
Our Cadet program is a paid internship at our department.  Cadets work 35 hours a week and this a direct pathway into our hiring process.  I have included the link to the application site.  We are looking for motivated individuals who wish to learn and grow their skills.   Click for more details.
Colleton County Sheriff's Office Award Banquet 2022 Unit 843
Posted Nov 29 2022 12:31PM
The Colleton County Sheriff's Office Public Safety Cadet Unit 843 held its 2022 Cadet Award Banquet on November 14, 2022.
What made the 2022 Award Banquet special was 2022 was the first year aligned under Public Safety Cadets. Cadet leaders were promoted with a special pinning ceremony and the Cadet of the Year was recognized.
Defend the Alamo Challenge 2022
Posted Nov 21 2022 1:44PM
The San Antonio Police Department held a Defend the Alamo Challenge between all SAPD PSC Post. They all performed well with West Post taking home first place Trophy. Congratulations!
La Plata, MD Public Safety Cadet Unit 1888 hosted a Historical Law Enforcement Memorabilia Show
Posted Sep 18 2022 10:40PM
On Saturday, May 23rd, the La Plata, MD Public Safety Cadet Unit 1888 hosted a Historical Law Enforcement Memorabilia Show at the local Rescue Squad. Active and retired law enforcement and fire-rescue officers and the public from surrounding states participated in the event to share collections and historical information from days past. The Cadets set up an information table and PSC patch collage while handing out brochures, pins and koozies. The Cadets were joined by La Plata Police Chief Carl Schinner, Lead Mentor Sergeant Jason Posey, Mentor Tyjon Johnson, and PSC Director Kent Jefferies.
Baltimore Cadets in their new uniforms
Posted Sep 18 2022 10:13PM
El Paso Cadets in the classroom
Posted Sep 18 2022 10:11PM
El Paso Run for the Fallen
Posted May 24 2022 12:32PM

The El Paso Police Cadets from Mission Valley participated in a run remembering the Fallen Officers. We made it to the finish line, honoring our officers and building character in our youth. Quitting was not an option and they all finished strong. No one stays behind.  The cadets brought donuts and homemade cookies to officers for their support, dedication and service to our community.   Way to go Cadets!

Fairfax Cadets help with Drug Buy-back Event
Posted May 15 2022 6:20PM
Capt. Ryan Morgan of the Fairfax County Police Department West Springfield District with public safety cadets at the West Springfield Drug Take Back Day event. In partnership with the Drug Enforcement Administration and other county agencies, more than 1,300 pounds of unused and expired over-the-counter and prescription medications were dropped off by community members. The West Springfield District had the highest donation with 306 pounds of medications dropped off.
San Antonio Police Department Bike School
Posted Jan 06 2022 2:07PM
PSC members completed a four day bike certification. SAPD Bike Unit did an amazing job teaching bike skills while making memorable experience.
Lewisville Texas Competition June 2022
Posted Jan 04 2022 11:13AM
Lewisville Texas Police Department will be hosting its own "Life on the Beat" Youth
Cadet/Explorer competition on Saturday June 25th through Sunday June 26th in
2022. The competition will be overnight beginning the evening of 6/25/22 and will
conclude during the morning on 6/26/22.
The competition will cover several realistic scenarios, and will involve being dispatched
to various parts of the city throughout the competition. I will be sending out more about
the details of the competition to those that are interested in the next few months.
If you are interested in participating in our competition, please contact Officer
Damon Taylor at or cell#469-401-1232. We have
capped the competition to 10 teams total, so first come, first serve. 

Baltimore County Police Department Introduces New PSC Logo
Posted Nov 04 2021 7:31AM
The Baltimore County Police Department in Maryland is proud to share their new Police and Public Safety Cadet logo that will be worn on the uniforms of their Public Safety Cadets. Stay tuned for our challenge coins coming in early 2022!
Minot ND National Night Out
Posted Aug 06 2021 9:44AM
Minot ND Public Safety Cadets Unit work National Night Out in the park by finger printing youth.
Tyler PD hires Cadet to civilian position!
Posted Jun 17 2021 8:31PM
Cadet Lt. Judah Wilson was hired as a civilian Public Service Officer in May of this year. Once he completes his degree at UT-Tyler, he plans on taking our civil service test.
2021 Metroplex Competition - Grand Prairie, Tx
Posted Jun 17 2021 8:27PM
Congratulations Cadet Lt. Judah Wilson, Cadet Sgt. Cameron Collins, Cadet Sgt. Kelly Garrity and Cadet Sgt. Xavier Johnson for placing 2nd in Crisis Negotiations!
Madison WI recruits from PSC
Posted Mar 06 2020 9:53AM
At a time when those applying to be police officers is on the decline nationally, the MPD is bucking the trend. Numbers of applicants are up this year, with many indicating they are applying nowhere else. Some got in the MPD pipeline as teenage explorers, others as college interns. In this podcast Capt. Lori Chalecki, a former explorer and intern herself, talks about the department’s new Public Safety Cadet program, and how it is now helping bolster the MPD ranks. Acting Chief Vic Wahl, a former MPD intern, and MPD Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain, who coordinates the MPD’s internship... [Read More]
Mishicot Cadets compete in first State Competition
Posted Feb 03 2020 1:55PM
The Mishicot Public Safety Cadets were in Wisconsin Dells competing against 40 other cadet units from across Wisconsin. Our unit is just under 1 year old and this was our first time at the State Conference. Despite having the "rookie" title, the Cadets performed very well and scored highly on multiple events. The cadets worked well as a team and represented the Village of Mishicot proudly!

Some of the scenarios the Cadets competed in included;
Burglary in Progress
Conflict Resolution
Welfare Check
Shoot Don't Shoot
Traffic Stop / OWI
Search Warrant
South Eastern Law Enforcement Academy 2020 
Posted Jan 30 2020 10:28AM
SLEEA 2020 is coming June 20-27. VIsit for more info. Here is a clip of the fun we had in 2019.
Posted Dec 20 2019 6:13PM
New London (WI)-The New London Public Safety Cadets were able to donate the funds to purchase 4 AED's for the New London Police Department Patrol Squads.
Georgia Law Enforcement Experience Academy
Posted Oct 11 2019 6:44AM
We will be hosting our 11th Law Enforcement Experience Academy from July 26-July 31, 2020!! This will be held at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. Email Lt. W. Furman,, for more information and an application.
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