Cadet Program

The purpose of the Police Cadet Program is to attract young, well-qualified men and women to participate in an organized on-the-job training program. This program includes instructions in the duties, responsibilities, methods, and techniques of the Fontana Police Department.

  1. 1. Application
  2. Physical Agility Test
  3. 3. Oral Interviews
  4. 4. Background & Polygraph
  5. 5. Medical & Psychological
  6. 6. Academy
Your career with the Fontana Police Department begins with an application.

  • Apply online. Applications can also be submitted in person or by mail.
  • Before completing the application, please read the minimum qualifications.
  • Applications must be filled out completely and clearly to show that the minimum qualifications are met; incomplete or illegible application packets may result in disqualification.
  • Resumes may be submitted, but cannot be accepted in lieu of an official application. Applications will be rejected if “SEE RESUME” is written on any portion of the “Previous Employment” section of the application.
  • Following a review of applications submitted, qualified applicants will be notified of date, time and place of the physical examination.
  • Applicants that are interested in being promoted to the Police Officer Trainee position, will be required to complete and pass the P.O.S.T PELLET B exam with a score of 45.0 or higher at a later date.


  • Flexible 20 hour work week to accommodate college courses
  • Part-time $15.50 - $18.86 per hour
  • Designed to prepare students for a career in law enforcement when they reach the age of 21
  • Gain practical knowledge of police department functions and basic theories of law enforcement
  • Work day may include workouts, firearms training, defensive tactics and patrol ride-along’s
  • Police Cadet Job Description


  • Must be a full-time college student, ages 18 - 24 years
  • Must pass a rigorous background investigation
  • Meet specific physical and mental standards
  • High school seniors planning to attend college may apply (specify on application)

Additional Information

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