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About the Position

The Cadet Program offers a part-time apprenticeship-type position designed to provide knowledge and training to aspiring young adults, ages 18 – 20 years old, interested in becoming future police officers.

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Training and Experience

During the program, the Cadet will be assigned to different units of the department to learn about the various aspects of being a police officer.

Training & Experience


Cadets can advance to the position of police officer, and may be awarded preference points for completing the program.

Evaluation & Advancement


To be a professionally responsive and innovative police agency, committed to providing outstanding service and protecting our community.


To enhance the quality of life by respectfully engaging all Lancaster residents and visitors.

Culture of Service

The Lancaster City Bureau of Police is seeking diverse candidates whose life history, past decision making, and current standing in the community aligns with the City of Lancaster’s core values of Quality, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect.

Our Core Values