Police Cadet


Claiborne County is looking for a Police Cadet to join our ranks.

The Police Cadet position is a non-sworn, paid training position in anticipation of being promoted to a Police Officer position. The Cadet is responsible for attending Police Academy and participating certain required work and training activities of the Police Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate fully and successfully in a formal law enforcement training program through the academy selected by the City.
    • Attend all scheduled academy training sessions
    • Check emails and other correspondence from academy staff and instructors
    • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
    • Take appropriate notes on material presented
    • Prepare written reports
    • Prepare for written tests through independent or group study
    • Participate in physical training program
    • Participate in field activities in various environmental conditions
    • Engage in formal inspections
    • Perform special duties as assigned
  • Perform specialized assignments for the Police Department in areas including, but not limited to: community oriented related programs. Independence Day, National Night Out and Trapper Days.
  • Provides information and assistance to the public and promotes good public relations.
  • Perform a minimum of 4 hours of community service per month.
  • Perform a variety of duties relative to assigned area of responsibility or work special assignments at the direction of the Chief of Police.
  • Attend monthly meetings and officer training when available.
  • At the conclusion of the academy, earn Tennessee P.O.S.T. Certification.

Qualifications and Requirements


  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with citizens, coworkers, supervisors, students, visitors and campus and center officials.
  • Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine the proper course of action.


  • 21 years of age before the completion of academy and the P.O.S.T. examination date.
  • Valid Tennessee Drive License
  • Disqualifiers:
    • Conviction of a felony
    • Conviction of any crime involving domestic violence
    • Use of marijuana within the past 5 years
    • Conviction of any alcohol, controlled substances, drugs or other illegal substance related driving offense within the past 5 years
    • Arrest, conviction of or deferred judgements for reckless driving within the past 5 years
    • Release or discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States under dishonorable conditions
    • Any history of Brady violations


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent


Please submit your updated resume in a .pdf or .doc format.