The Public Safety Cadet Program runs like a paramilitary organization and cadets are held to the highest standard in terms of academics, fitness and appearance. The Cadet Program Manager oversees the administrative, policy and procedural duties of the program on behalf of the Executive Director of Public Safety.
Cadets may be classified as Senior Cadet Leader, Cadet Leader or Cadet. Opportunities exist to lead special training or functional groups within the program to help build leadership and decision-making skills.
Upon being accepted into the program, all cadets must have or obtain a valid Colorado driver's license.
• Take courses during the fall and spring semesters
• Take a minimum of 10 credit hours each semester
• Maintain a GPA of 2.5
While cadets may declare any major, they must take courses that work toward completion of their degree. Cadets receive special recognition for obtaining GPAs above 3.5 during any academic semester.
Cadets are evaluated quarterly with a fitness test that includes push-ups, sit ups and a timed 1.5 mile run. Fitness opportunities are built into the program to ensure all cadets can maintain the requirements and all participants are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Cadets wear uniforms and inspections are performed on a regular basis. It is expected that cadets always look their best with a pressed and clean uniform