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Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1
Call (413) 545-2121

Applying for the Police Cadet Program

Candidates for the Police Cadet program must be college students for the duration of their employment, with least a 2.5 GPA. Recruits must also pass a physical examination and an academic test to be considered for the program. Once selected, applicants go through 100 hours of training. The program allows students to get invaluable hands-on, paid experience in law enforcement while still pursuing their educational goals.

To apply to the Cadet program, students should contact Residence Hall Security manager Jim Meade at 413-545-3959 or

For more information on the duties, see Police Cadets.