Police Jr. Cadets
The Washoe County School Police Jr. Cadet Class is open to all High School students registered in Washoe County School District. Students in the class program can learn about Law Enforcement and earn high school credit at the same time. The class meets on Monday nights at 6:00 p.m. At the end of each semester, students that complete the requirements will receive ½ credit from the supplemental credit office. Some topics include History of Law Enforcement, Case Law, Traffic Stops, Building Searches, Radio Traffic, and Drug Laws. Students are also given opportunities to work with other local agencies during each semester as part of their community service hours. Students also must complete 35 community service hours each semester.
The Washoe County School Police Jr. Cadet program is now combined with the Reno Police Jr. Cadet program. This will increase Police Jr. Cadet opportunities for community service, ride alongs, and events to participate throughout the year. These are just a small portion of the Jr. Cadet program.
All students interested in becoming part of the Police Jr. Cadet program should complete the online application hyperlink below:
Requirements for Enrollment
Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA prior to enrollment.
Students must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA while in the class.
Students must also have a clean criminal record.
Students must complete community service per semester.
Arrests while enrolled in the class will result in removal.
Chronic discipline problems at school are also grounds for removal.