Sheriff Cadets

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A youth organization developed to use teamwork, leadership and responsibility to better our community and teach our generation how to become future law enforcement professionals.


The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is currently accepting applications for the Dodge County Sheriff Cadets.  We are looking for qualified candidates from the ages of 14 to 20 years old to participate in the Sheriff's Cadets.  These candidates should be dedicated students in high school or college and interested in the field of law enforcement or corrections.  Qualified candidates must submit an application and may be invited for an interview.  Candidates will be subject to a background investigation.  

The Sheriff's Cadet program introduces young adults to the field of law enforcement and to give them a better understanding of this possible career choice.  This program also fosters responsibility in the members and gives them motivation to do well in school as well as become active community members through community service.  The group provides a positive place for our young adults to grow and socialize.

What Happens at Meetings:
Our meetings will be held on the second and fourth Monday of every month from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM.  The meeting is overseen by advisors and will eventually be run mostly by Cadets who will be selected into command staff positions.

The first part of the meeting handles everyday business.  Topics discussed in the business portion of the meeting include finances, training and upcoming events.

The second portion of the meeting is training.  Training topics include professional communications, ethics, traffic stops, firearms and many other aspects of law enforcement and corrections.  These are not held as academy accredited courses but certified instructors are used as much as possible.  This training is then used to participate in local, state and national competitions against other Cadets and Explorer Posts from other law enforcement agencies.  These skills also form a base for the Cadets to build on once they start their career.  A ride along program is also a part of the Cadet program allowing Cadets to ride along with officers while on patrol.

What the Cadets Can Do For Your Community:
Community involvement is expected out of every Cadet.  Possible involvement may include assisting at county events such as parades, festivals or the county fair.  The Cadets will constantly look for opportunities to get out into the community and make it a better place to live.  The training and activities give exposure to Cadets so that they understand what a career in law enforcement or corrections would be like.

Contact Information:
If you have any questions or would like more information about the Dodge County Sheriff Cadets, please feel free to contact Deputy Dustin Waas via email at or voicemail at 920-386-4312.