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7 Oct 2016

Police Explorer Cadet applications now being accepted! For the 35th District NW Division

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October 7, 2016 Category: Local Posted by:

A limited number of Police Cadet slots are now available for new applicants interested in the program.

If you’re interested in becoming a Philadelphia Police Department Police Explorer Cadet, Contact the 35th District at 215-685-2817 or 215-686-2854 for more information:

The Philadelphia Police Explorers Cadet Post is a program for young adults ages 14-20 who are interested in the law enforcement profession. The Explorers will meet at the 35th Police District at 5960 North Broad Street every Saturday from 10:00AM – 5:00PM. The Explorers are required to wear uniforms and expected to maintain a neat and “polished” appearance at all times. They receive classroom instruction and hands-on training in law enforcement procedures from local, state and federal agencies.

Some of the training includes:

• Self-Defense 


• Arrest and Search Techniques

• Hostage Negotiations 

• Traffic and Crowd Control

• Burglaries in Progress

• First Aid and CPR

• Traffic Accident Investigations

• Gun Safety

• Vehicle Investigations  Conditioning

• Physical & Psychological Conditioning

• Crime Scene Searches

Any explorer who has completed a minimum of two (2) years of service with the Philadelphia Police Explorer Cadets, which includes 672 hours of training and 298 hours of community service or external training, will be awarded three (3) preference points to be applied to the Police Officer Recruit examination.

The Goal: To teach young adults the values needed to succeed in a law enforcement career and in life.

• Self-Discipline • Self-Confidence

• Self-Respect • Teamwork and the desire to help others

For additional information:  Contact P/O Centeno Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at 215-685-2854, or  P/O Hoppe Monday – Friday  9:00AM – 5:00 PM at 215-685-2817, or E-mail  at  [email protected]

Click here to get the application.

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