Public Safety Cadets

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What is Public Safety Cadets?

Public Safety Cadets is a new, national non-profit organization founded and managed by active and retired law enforcement officers and business leaders dedicated to preparing young adults, ages 14-20 (until 21st birthday), for careers and leadership in the public safety profession.

Sponsored by the Minot Police Department and Ward County Sheriff Department, Minot Public Safety Cadets is the first Public Safety Cadet Unit in North Dakota.

The Minot Police Department and Ward County Sheriffs Department are proud to partner with regional high school and college students to educate them about the field of Law Enforcement. Minot Public Safety Cadets focuses on learning skills related to the Law Enforcement career while also developing leadership and teamwork qualities. The Minot Public Safety Cadets program promotes community service and community involvement by assisting with local events throughout the year. Students who participate in the Minot Public Safety Cadet program should have an interest and ability to pursue a Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement career.

If you or someone you know are interested in learning about a career in Law Enforcement or are looking to develop your own leadership and teamwork skills, please contact:

Sgt. Jared Foley (701-852-0111) or jared.foley@minotnd.org

MEMBERSHIP & FEES

  • Membership is open to both male and female students.

  • Students must be 14 years old (In the seventh grade) through the age of 21.

  • Students are required to pay an annual $15 member fees.

  • Students must be able to pass a local background investigation

  • Students must submit two professional letters of support for program attendance.

  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in school

  • Students are required to purchase certain uniform items. Financial assistance is available upon request

  • Uniform deposits are made on uniform shirts but will be returned upon completing the program

  • Students must have an interest in a Law Enforcement career and must be willing to learn and work hard

  • STUDENTS CANNOT BE ON ACTIVE PROBATION/PAROLE

  • STUDENTS CANNOT HAVE ANY FELONY OR MISDEMEANOR CHARGES OR CONVICTIONS


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   CONTACT
      
SGT. JARED FOLEY
       PUBLIC SAFETY CADET 
       ADVISOR
    

   PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

        515 2ND AVE SW
        MINOT, ND 58701
  
   MAILING ADDRESS:
        PO BOX 5006
        MINOT, ND 58702
 
    PHONE: 701-852-0111
    EMAIL: 
   
jared.foley@minotnd.org
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MEETINGS
Regularly scheduled meetings are held bi-monthly on Sunday evenings at the Minot Police Department from 6 PM to 830 PM. Other meetings and activities are planned throughout the school year and take place at different facilities around the city. Cadets are encouraged and requested to attend as many meetings and community events as possible. Meeting dates are typically set several months ahead of time to help plan though busy life schedules.

MISSION 
Mentoring young adults to serve their communities by providing knowledge, skills and practical experiences through education and training delivered by public safety professionals that build character, physical fitness and respect for the rule of law.

VISION 

Preparing young adults for careers and leadership in the public safety profession.

PUBLIC SAFETY CADET BENEFITS (NATIONALLY)

  • National Events

    • Leadership Development Academy

    • Marksmanship and Career Skills Competition

    • National Competitive Training Conference, July 2021

    • Scholarships

    • Mentor training

    • Unit program accreditation

    • Youth Safety Training program for all participants

    • Academic credits for community service

    • Building a recruitment pipeline and pathway for employment

    • Reasonable membership dues

    • Liability Insurance for participants and sponsoring agencies (separate, one-time event liability coverage will be available)

    • Local input and full transparency

    • State and Regional Associations encouraged (state association presidents will be ex-officio members of the national committee)

    • Advisory Board of distinguished law enforcement and public safety professionals

CADETS WILL DEVELOP

  • Knowledge and skills pertaining to the mission and purpose of law enforcement

  • Experience and training in law enforcement operations through practical experience, competitions and other activities

  • Teamwork and leadership development

  • Community Engagement

MEETING TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Traffic Stops

  • Felony Traffic Stops

  • Crash Investigation

  • Crisis Negotiations

  • Domestic Disputes

  • Crime Scene Investigation

  • White Collar Crimes

  • Interview and Interrogation

  • Emergency Field First Aide

  • Room Clearing

  • Use of Force

  • Defensive Tactics

  • And MORE!

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • ND State Fair Parade

  • National Night Out

  • Walk to Prevent Suicide

  • MSU Homecoming Parade

  • Battle of the Badges

  • Stuff a Squad

  • Boo at the Zoo

  • KX Sports Show

  • Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast

  • ND Special Olympics Golf Tournament

For More information on the Public Safety Cadet program, please visit: publicsafetycadets.org/

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