The Police Cadet Program


The Montebello Police Department is happy to introduce four new additions to our community and police department.  The Police Cadet program was approved by the City Council in October of 2019 and after an extensive search and background checks four of several Cadets to be hired will be in the community starting this week training with a police officer for several months.  After the Cadet training program, the Cadets will serve the community in many ways.  A few responsibilities of the Cadets will be to assist police officers with non-emergency calls for service, parking enforcement, report writing, and traffic control.  Our Cadet's main focus will be to patrol our parks to ensure our parks are safe and enjoyable.   Chief Keller, City Manager Bobadilla, the Mayor, and City Council are excited to get the Cadet program off the ground to enhance police services to the community.

There are other Cadets currently in the background phase but there is still an opportunity for others seeking a career in law enforcement to apply to be a Montebello Police Cadet.

For more information about the Police Cadet program and their other responsibilities as well as how to become a Montebello Police Cadet please read on;     

The Montebello Police Department sought to bring back the Police Cadet Program in October of 2019. This program yielded several police officers in the early 90’s, some of which are current police officers with our department today.

We are seeking customer service driven, and motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement to join the Police Department as a Police Cadet.

The philosophy of the Cadet program is to prepare the Cadet for future employment in law enforcement. To accomplish this goal and to give the Cadet a broader perspective of police work. Cadets will work various assignments within the department.

Cadet will be responsible for:

•          General parking enforcement and the issuance of parking citations.

•          Traffic control

•          Prepare reports for vehicle impounds

•          Investigating and writing a selected variety of crime and traffic collision reports

•          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

•          Performing other related duties as assigned

•          Patrol city parks and enforce state and municipal laws

If you are between the ages of 18 and 22 prior to appointment and you are looking for a career in law enforcement, the Cadet program may be for you!

No law enforcement experience is required, experience as a Police Explorer or equivalent is desirable. You must have graduated from high school and or possess a GED or equivalent. You must be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university (Accrediting organization must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) and carrying six or more units per semester, or nine or more units per quarter, with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

For full requirements and more information please visit

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Montebello, CA 90640
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