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The Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Police Department's Public Safety Cadets offers boys and girls the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement. Public Safety Cadets are taught by police officers a variety of programs that offer hands-on career activities in the area of law enforcement and that promote the growth and development of young adults.
 
Some aspects taught are, but not limited to:
  • Traffic stops
  • Crash investigations
  • Firearms
  • Domestic disputes
  • Crime scene investigation
Each year the Public Safety Cadets have an opportunity to show what they have learned at either a state-wide conference or a national conference. The conference allows the Public Safety Cadets to network with other Public Safety Cadets from around Illinois and the United States.  Conferences also have many seminars dealing with specific aspects of law enforcement.  Many Federal, State and Local agencies recruit new candidates during these conferences.
 
Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Police Public Safety Cadets have competed at National Conferences in Atlanta, Georgia, Flagstaff, Arizona, and Denver, Colorado.
 
The Public Safety Cadets Post also allows qualified Public Safety Cadets to ride along with officers on patrol.  The Public Safety Cadets will get to see first-hand what patrol officers do throughout their tours of duty.
 
Public Safety Cadets help with various community events such as Lindenfest, Lake County Fair, Earth Day, and the Park District East Egg Hunt, Haunted Trail and concerts in the park.
 
Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Public Safety Cadets Requirements:
  • Must be 14 years of age, 8th grade graduate and under the age of 21.
  • Must maintain good grades and school attendance.
  • Attend meetings on a regular basis (Wednesday, between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.).
  • Pass a background investigation.
  • Be of good moral and ethical character.
  • Do not have to be a Lindenhurst resident.
Getting involved with the Public Safety Cadets Program is a good way to start a career in law enforcement.  Many former Lindenhurst, Grayslake, Hainesville Public Safety Cadets have gone on to work for local police agencies.
 
Further questions or comments can be directed to the Grayslake Police Department at 847-986-2006. 
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