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Law Enforcement Cadet
The Cadet program is designed to provide youths, ages 14-20, with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills that will not only help them throughout their lives, but will also make them valuable candidates for future law enforcement service. The program instills self-discipline, leadership, and academic excellence though physical training, character building exercises in public speaking and instruction, and participation in activities that provide experience in non-hazardous police duties. Central Cadets have had the opportunity to participate in a wide range of events, from mud runs to working the red carpet at award shows. This program is free.