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Posted on: January 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Safety Cadet Program Started

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The Sidney Police Department is pleased to announce the formation of Public Safety Cadet Unit 7501. This program will give youth an opportunity to become closely involved with police work through specialized training, special details, and community programs. The program provides an opportunity for cadets to become familiar with police work, to serve the community, and develop leadership skills. It creates an attitude of support from peers and adults during the process.

To be eligible to join the Public Safety Cadet program the following requirements must be met:

  • Must be between 14-21 years old
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • No arrests or convictions involving felonies, crimes of violence, drug offenses, or association with any gang or criminal group
  • Be of good moral character 

The first meeting of the Public Safety Cadet program is being held on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Sidney Police Department.   This program consists of classroom and hands on activities, including guest speakers from the Sidney Police Department to further educate cadets about topics in the criminal justice field.

Those interested in joining the Public Safety Cadet program should contact Sergeant Chris Burmeister at 937.498.2351 or Additional information can also be found online.

The Public Safety Cadets Unit is supervised by Police and civilian mentors to assure proper administration. Mentors assist cadets at all meetings, training, and community events.

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