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Emory Police Student Cadet Program

The Emory Police Cadet program provides enrichment and internship opportunities to students within the Emory Community with the Police department. The Cadets perform tasks under police supervision. They are used in non life-threatening situations, including fire drills, crowd control, and community police services.  They provide the monthly checks of campus-wide emergency phones and weekly pick-up of Lost and Found items from various campus locations. The Cadets are also given training in CPR. They conduct proactive safety services to the community by providing safety escorts primarily during late night and early morning hours. The Cadets are can be found sharing proactive risk reduction techniques through the use of table tops for the Emory community and in residence halls.


Cadets observe and report to Emory Police Officers potential issues/hazards which could jeopardize the safety and security of the community. This is done through bike and walking assignments at Lullwater Estates Park, Clairmont Campus  and the campus interior. They act as extra eyes and ears for Emory Police at events including, but not limited to concerts, receptions, Commencement, Special Olympics, Unity Week activities, Freshman Orientation and other special university-wide events as assigned. Cadets appear as McGruff, the Crime Dog, to deliver a 'think safety' message and to encourage common sense steps to reduce crime. Many of these projects involve service to youth groups through our partnership with other law enforcement agencies, Emory student organizations, and Volunteer Emory.


Minimum Qualifications: Cadets must be currently enrolled as Emory students and undergo a background investigation, including a Criminal Justice-level GCIC criminal history. A Cadet can have no felony convictions, must possess a valid driver's license and insurable driving record, and must adhere to the highest standards and integrity in student conduct, as demonstrated by adherence to rules and regulations and respect for authority.  Cadets must also successfully complete an oral interview. Cadets must demonstrate a service-oriented attitude and positive image of competence and humanistic approach to service. Cadet service to the community includes availability to work any shift as assigned, in a non-traditional 24hour/seven-day work cycle; successfull completion of an Effective Cycling course; and a Defensive Driving course.

For further information about becoming an Emory Police Student Cadet, contact the Cadet Program Coordinator.