West Covina Police Department

Police Cadet

The Police Cadet program is a trainee program designed for career development into the law enforcement field as a police officer. The police cadet is under immediate to general supervision and performs non-hazardous duties throughout the police department.

Essential functions include:

  • General parking enforcement and issuance of parking citations
  • Performing traffic control
  • Preparing reports for impounding of vehicles
  • Investigating and writing a selected variety of crime and traffic collision reports when no suspect is present
  • Collecting and preserving evidence
  • Appearing and testifying in court
  • Providing information and assistance to the public at the front counter
  • Answering telephone requests for police services
  • Collecting monies for public requests of documents
  • Performing clerical assignments and support for department personnel
  • Processing reports and maintaining records and files
  • Preparing misdemeanor cases for filing with the District Attorney
  • Serving subpoenas
  • Fingerprinting
  • Performing routine jail functions such as custodial checks on inmates, searches, booking, fingerprinting, and other necessary jail duties
  • Performing crossing guard duties
  • Conducting tours of city facilities
  • Maintaining police vehicles

Police cadets must be 18-23 years of age and must currently be enrolled in college or in their last year of high school with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and maintain it while employed to be eligible for the program.

Click here to see if the City of West Covina is currently accepting applications for the position of police cadet.