As early as 1959, the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) was involved in delivering youth programming aimed at training and mentoring leaders in the community. Today, we offer the Edmonton Police Service Cadet Corps to youth in our city.
The goal of the Edmonton Police Service Cadet Corps is to instill a sense of community and citizenship in youth. The program aims to foster leadership, citizenship, pride, discipline, and challenge while acquainting youth with the foundation and connection to a careering in policing.
Youth participating in Police Cadets will:
- Develop an understanding of the police
Develop an understanding of the role of a police officer in the community
Develop leadership and teamwork skills
- Build a foundation for a future career in law enforcement
- Discover new challenges
Increase physical fitness
The police Cadets program is a co-ed program open to young people sixteen to eighteen years of age inclusive.
The Police Cadet Company meets each week, usually on Wednesdays from 1800 to 2100. The program schedule normally follows the school year and allows for winter breaks, exam break and spring break.
- be mature students who attend school during their engagement or have completed high school (16 - 18 years old)
- not possess a criminal record. (Each applicant is thoroughly screened prior to acceptance)
reside in Edmonton or the immediate area
be interested in law enforcement or related fields
- maintain a high level of integrity and have a good ethical character
- be willing to volunteer time to the Edmonton Police Service in order to gain knowledge and understanding of the law and respect for police personnel