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Police Cadet

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Get ready for a future career as a Police Officer. You'll assist full-time personnel  throughout the Police Department, such as Front Desk, Communications, Investigations, Special Events (including Mounted & K9), Records, and Fleet Maintenance. 

Shadow officers by going on “ride-alongs” or “walk-alongs" and gain invaluable experience by assuming greater responsibilities and working with increasing independence along the way. 

Cadets will also be expected to participate in monthly trainings covering a wide range of topics and types of activities.



Job Type:


Part Time

Albany, NY

Residency Required Within 180 Days of Hire:



*These are the minimum qualifications necessary by law to be considered for this position. If you do not have the needed experience or equivalent experience required for this role, kindly consider applying for another position with us.

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 32 

  • High school diploma or equivalency 

  • Possess a valid NYS Driver’s License & be able to operate an automobile

  • Pass a background check and administrative screening

  • Be able to work varying shifts, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • Must apply for and take all available City of Albany Police Officer exams during employment as Cadet

  • Have good social skills, neat appearance, general intelligence, sound judgment, and courteous demeanor

  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions

  • Physical strength and agility

  • Excellent moral character!

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