Police Cadet

Job Title: Police Cadet

Salary range: $31,460-$36,800

Department: Police Department

Hours: Full-Time Non-Exempt

Job Description:

Job Title:          Police Cadet                                       Reports To:     Administrative Captain              

Department:      Police Support                                     FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt

Division:           Police                                                  EEO Category: Administrative Support

Direct Reports: None                                                  


The Police Cadet provides administrative support to the Benton Police Department and participates in training programs that introduce the individual to the fundamentals of law enforcement and prepare them to become a Police Officer.


  • Provides assistance and performs a variety of tasks in support of Police Department programs and public awareness;
  • May assist sworn personnel with fundamental, non-hazardous fieldwork;
  • May take minor complaints such as minor theft and minor criminal mischief in person or over the phone;
  • May testify in court as necessary;
  • Assists in collecting and preparing equipment and materials;
  • Sets up equipment as needed;
  • Performs basic office support work such as filing and typing;
  • Provides routine or procedural information;
  • Directs people to appropriate personnel;
  • Answers the telephone, takes messages or route calls to appropriate personnel;
  • Assists with coordinating the maintenance and/or repair of Department vehicles;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED;
  • Must be at least 18years old;
  • Must either be a U.S. Citizen or have authorization to work in the United States;
  • Ability to learn and follow Police Department rules, policies, and procedures;
  • Ability to work safely and efficiently;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with the public, City staff, and co-workers;
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions.


The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.  While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; frequently required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.


The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee typically works in an office environment.

This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and minimum qualifications of this job.  The incumbent(s) may be required to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.  Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign job-related responsibilities and tasks to this job at any time.  Certain functions are understood to be essential; these include, but are not limited to, attendance, getting along with others, and dealing with and working under stress.  Any essential function of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible


To fill out an application online, please click the link...Online Application

Or you can fill out a PDF version...CITY OF BENTON APPLICATION.  Please email these applications to human.resources@bentonar.org or they can be dropped off at City Hall.

Any questions, please email human.resources@bentonar.org