Cadet Post Program
Developing Youth Through Service
Troy Police Cadet Post Number 4102 program is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded in the summer of 2011 by Detective Sergeant Randy French and Police Officer Robert Gaudette.
The program offers young people who are interested in law enforcement an opportunity to further their knowledge and understanding of law enforcement.
The Cadet Post meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at various locations throughout the City of Troy.
At the meetings, the Advisors and guest instructors teach police-related topics using both classroom instruction and hands-on activities. After a 4 month probationary period, the Cadet may join trained advisors on ride-a-long tours of duty where the Cadets will observe actual police calls.
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Biweekly general meetings include education in police topics such as:
- General Police Procedures
- Radio Communications
- Building searches
- Criminal Procedure, Penal and Vehicle and Traffic Laws
- First Aid
- Physical Conditioning
- Domestic Violence
- Emotionally Disturbed Persons
- Traffic Stops/DWI enforcement
- Collaborates with community organizations in community service efforts.
- Assists the Troy Police Department and other agencies in trainings and community functions.
- Participate as Role-players for Emergency Response Team and Hostage Negotiations training.
Troy Cadets showcase their newly learned skills at competitions held in the Northeast competing against other Police Cadet Posts. Troy Cadets assist the Troy Police Department at functions as deemed appropriate by the Chief of Police and the Advisors. The Troy Cadets Program partners with the Criminal Justice program at Questar III and the Rensselaer County STOP-DWI program.
To be eligible for the Troy Cadet Program you must meet the following requirements.
- Between the ages of 14 and 20 (must have completed the 8th grade)
- Maintain at least a "C" average in all school subjects through the 12th grade
- Have no serious arrests/convictions
- Good moral character
- Cleared by a background investigation
- Successfully complete the application/interview process
View the Cadet Application (PDF).