Cadet Program

Serve the Aurora Community With a Rewarding Career!

The Cadet Program provides a place for students to begin fulfilling careers in law enforcement. Civic-minded students who want to serve the Aurora community can earn an associate degree, and a two-year apprenticeship with the Aurora Police Department. After graduating with an associate degree, students in the Cadet Program will commit to three years of employment with the Aurora Police Department in a role that best fits their career goals. After fulfilling this commitment, students will have the cost of their schooling covered.

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  • Must be 18 years of age
  • No more than 12 credit hours of prior college credit
  • Must maintain a 2.5 G.P.A.
  • No felony convictions, or Colorado state P.O.S.T. disqualifiers
  • Must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or DACA
  • Must complete required program hours and community engagement opportunities

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