The uniformed student campus patrol or Cadet Program was founded
by former Administration of Justice department chairman A. Stanley
Anderson in 1959.
The Police Cadet Program provides security to SRJC's Santa
Rosa Campus and Petaluma Campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year,
and gives Administration of Justice students a unique opportunity
to apply what they learn in the classroom to real life situations
under the direction and supervision of District Police Officers.
Hundreds of former Police Cadets at SRJC now enjoy careers
in all segments of the criminal justice system at the local,
state, and federal level throughout the country.
Police Cadets work under the direction SRJC's Chief of Police.
Cadets are given classroom training and cooperative work experience
in addition to specific on-the-job training.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities
of Student Cadets
The students patrol provides security and community services
to the college population including:
- Responding to all calls
for service on campuses, including reported crimes and non criminal
- Assisting Health Services on medical aid calls
- Providing security and crowd control for all special events
- Controlling the flow of traffic before, during, and after
- Enforcing campus rules and regulations
- Writing crime and incident reports
- Providing for overall safety and security for all people
and property on campuses
- Providing services, such as:
battery jumps, escorts and message deliveries, unlocking and
locking of doors, reporting potential safety hazards
- Assisting the Police Officers and Community Service Officers
with their duties
Must pass all field training tests
be an Administration of Justice major at SRJC
- Must maintain
an overall 2.5 grade point average
- Must pass a thorough background check prior to the time of
- Must enroll in Work Experience
The Police Cadet Program.
Police Cadets must attend a Friday morning class taught by the Cadet program coordinators. They must pass written weekly tests ans enroll in Work Experience. The Police Cadet then receives training
in the field. New cadets accompany a Field Training Officer until
they have successfully passed a performance evaluation. Once
they have passed the field training, they are able to work on
their own. Police cadets continue their training on the job and
they are eligible for promotion to Cadet Sergeant, Lieutenant,
Students who have worked on SRJC's District Police force are
well trained in both the classroom and the field and have the
experience necessary to compete in the criminal justice job market.
Former Police Cadets are currently employed as Police Officers,
Probation Officers, Correctional Officers, and Dispatchers, as
well as in many other positions in the criminal justice system.
Applicants for admission to the Police Cadet Program are available
at the District Police Office, Building 36, Pedroncelli Hall,
Santa Rosa Junior College's Santa Rosa Campus.