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Cadet Program

  • Are you a highly motivated, hardworking young man or woman between the ages of 14 to 21 who is seeking to challenge yourself in a way that will make you a hero to your community?
  • Would you like to be part of an organization with a history going back more than 100 years with a long standing tradition of professionalism and public service?
  • Are you looking to fulfill your Community Service Requirement for High School Graduation while accepting a position that will teach you discipline, responsibility, and leadership?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of those questions, then apply today to be a Police Cadet with the San Mateo Police Department.

Reserve Officer Program
The Reserve Officer organization within the San Mateo Police Department is a voluntary organization of responsible men and women from the community who are interested in law enforcement. They are dedicated to assisting the San Mateo Police Department in a wide-range of police functions.

Members of the Reserve organization are sworn police officers who have peace officer status when performing authorized and assigned police duties. Members of the Reserve organization are citizen volunteers and are not compensated for their volunteer duties.

Citizens interested in becoming reserve officers should call (650) 522-7720.


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