The Cadet program is aimed for youth 16 to 20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement. Cadets receive in-house training in many aspects of law enforcement. They learn Oregon Revised Statutes, defensive tactics, patrol tactics, use of force and civil processes. Cadets receive uniforms and ride with a dpeuty sheriff on regular patrol at least 16 hours a month. Cadets also attend two two-hour meetings a month. Cadets help in many different capacities, such as patrolling Fort Stevens State Park on bikes in the summer and helping the Marine Patrol as deckhands.
Contact Sergeant Mark Whisler at 325-8635 for more information.