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Junior Police Cadet Program

The mission of the Rolla Police Department, Junior Police Cadet program is to promote an increased interest in the law enforcement field, teach leadership, and provide an opportunity for community service.

logoWhat Do Junior Police Cadets Do?

Junior Police Cadets have many opportunities to apply the training they receive during their monthly meetings. For example Junior Police Cadets volunteer at community events doing security work, directing traffic, participating in parades, and working carnivals.

Junior Police Cadets learn firsthand how Police Officers do their jobs. Police Officers, Detectives, Dispatchers, Street Crime Officers and Paramedics are just a few personnel who assist on the trainings.

Who is Eligible?

You are eligible to be a Junior Police Cadets if you are:

How Do I Join?

If you’re interested in becoming a Rolla Police Department Junior Police Cadet and meet all the above requirements, please fill out a Junior Police Cadet Application. Return the completed application form to Sgt. Tony Lauth or Cpl. Terrence Thomas at the Rolla Police Department.

Application (Fill out and return to Rolla Police Department)

There will be a minimum of two meetings per month; one training meeting and one business meeting every other Wednesday evening. Junior Police Cadets will also participate in four annual trash pickups.


Being a Junior Police Cadet offers many opportunities to learn valuable leadership and life skills, make new friends, interact with the public and have fun! Junior Police Cadets can participate in ride alongs will full-time Officers, after they pass their 10-codes test. They will experience different calls and duties officers do.

What Will I Learn?

The following list is an example of some of the activities and training in which the Junior Police Cadets participate in.

Contact Information:

Post Advisor: Cpl Terrence Thomas

Operations Assistant: Chrissy Smith

Rolla Police Department
1007 N. Elm Street Rolla, MO 65401

City of Rolla, MO
901 North Elm Street
Rolla, MO 65401
Phone: (573) 426-6948
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