It’s a way for teens to see our Officers in action and get their shot at the job. The Colorado Springs Police Cadet Academy is now accepting applications.
Cadets will go through a physically and emotionally intense training program. They’ll learn about everything from arrest procedures, to ethics and case studies and just as inspiring as our Officers work every day is the Cadet’s passions for being part of a team and someday joining the force.
We spoke to one Cadet about how the program changed his life.
“I had a cop as a role model all my life,” shared Cadet Sergeant Brandon Dulleck.
Brandon’s dreams of being an Officer started years ago.
“He was like a second dad to me,’ explained Brandon. “After he passed away that was hard.”
When he heard of the Cadet Academy, he was eager to sign up.
“It opened my eyes to all the different things I could become,” added Brandon. “I could go SWAT, K-9 stuff like that.”
He says the lessons learned and the friendships made are well worth it.
“I wanted to do something bigger than myself,” said Brandon.
“The biggest takeaway is a whole lot more respect for what they do,” says fellow Cadet Joshua Cook.
All as Brandon continues to follow in his mentors footsteps.
“I think he’d be really proud because he loved being an Officer,” added Brandon.
You can apply here. The application is open through next Thursday, March 7th.