Cadet Position

The Pensacola Police Department has a Police Cadet Program for males and females ages 18 and up who want to pursue careers in law enforcement.

Cadets work a 40-hour week and are given preference in hiring at age 21 if they successfully pass all examinations required for police officer candidates. A cadet's duties include directing traffic at vehicle accident scenes, completing offense reports for minor crimes, assisting with crime prevention presentations, and fulfilling routine obligations required by various department sections.

For more information on the Cadet Program, contact Officer Lonnie Isom at (850) 435–1912 or by email at or Officer Heather Mallett at (850) 436–5429 or by email at

Formal application must be made through Employee Services at City Hall, 160 Governmental Center, Pensacola, FL 32501.

The City of Pensacola Employee Services also can be reached at (850) 435–1720.