Our last information session is this Thursday, April 7th from 6-7pm.  Applications are due Friday, April 22nd.

Do you know a student interested in learning about a career in law enforcement?

“PAL Cadets has made me more responsible and think about my future.  I now think much more about my actions and decisions.” —PAL Cadet

“I am now more motivated to get my college degree” — PAL Cadet

“The program has clarified options has has given my son a clear road map of how to take the skills he is developing so he can apply them to any career he wishes to pursue”  — Parent of a PAL Cadet

This summer, the SFPD and PAL will be doubling the size of our PAL Law Enforcement Cadet program for youth by 50 new PAL Cadets. The program includes an intensive 4-week Summer Cadet Academy and an internship and community service with SFPD during the school year.

For youth interested in a summer program to develop their leadership skills, learn more about law enforcement and become eligible for a year-round internship, this is an excellent training and learning opportunity.

Graduates of the Summer Cadet Academy will be placed in an internship at an SFPD District Station and/or SFPD Bureau starting this fall and continue throughout the school year.  Cadets will have the opportunity to gain job and career skills in a structured environment supervised by police officers and will participate in police car ride-alongs, help at SFPD district station community events, and assist with station activity as needed.  Additional benefits include college information partnerships with the University of San Francisco and City College of San Francisco.  The program is designed to give participants hands-on job skills and leadership development experience and engage and encourage higher education for career development.

Please distribute and post this information to students at your school by:

  • Encouraging students to attend an upcoming information session on April 7 (Thursdays) 6:00pm-7:00pm at 350 Amber Drive, San Francisco, Room 100

The deadline for applications is Friday, April 22, 2011.  Applications and additional flyers (English and Spanish) and SF Chronicle article about the program are available for download at www.sfpal.org/cadets.  For questions contactcadets@sfpal.org or 415-401-4669.

Minimum qualifications:  must be between ages 14-20,  be enrolled in high school or college and completed 9th grade, have and maintain a 2.0 GPA, reside or attend school in San Francisco and pass a criminal history background check.



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