University Police

Police Cadet Program

The cadet-officer program allows full-time Indiana University East Criminal Justice students to work in a law enforcement agency while pursuing a degree. In addition to gaining law enforcement experience, the student receives accreditation as a state certified law enforcement officer.

Recruiting takes place each year starting in September. Full time Criminal Justice students at Indiana University East with at least two years remaining in their academic studies and with a minimum accumulative GPA of 2.3. will be considered. Selection will be based on overall qualifications. Students are required to maintain their academic status in good standing throughout the program.

Cadets selected each year will attend cadet training in August just prior to the start of the fall semester. Upon successful completion, each cadet will perform those duties that do not require police authority. Hourly wages are paid for formal training schools and for cadet duties during the year.

Cadets may apply for the Officer Program held during the first and second summer sessions after the cadet year. If accepted into the program, the cadets receive all of the law enforcement training required by the State of Indiana. Upon successful completion, the cadets are commissioned as officers with full police authority. They then return to their campuses to continue part-time work, 12-20 hours a week, until graduation.

To create and account and apply for the cadet program go to Jobs@IU. After creating an account search the job category "Temporary/Part Time" and the Location "Richmond" to find the "Police Cadet, Indiana University Police Department" job posting.