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Marysville, CA 95901
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Sheriff’s Cadet Program

About Our Program...

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department’s Cadet Program was established to encourage and foster standards of professionalism in law enforcement for young adults interested in a career in criminal justice. The program provides insight into the how the department operates, and an understanding of how the department serves the public.

Training & Commitment...

New cadets must complete 56 hours of training, which includes: patrol techniques, laws of arrest, criminal law, radio procedures, ethics, jail procedures, records and communications and defensive tactics.

Cadets are volunteers and are not paid for their time. They must donate a minimum of 16 hours each month. Cadets may work patrol, in the jail, dispatch or on special projects.

Career Opportunities...

The Cadet Program offers an excellent opportunity for those interested in a career in law enforcement to gain firsthand knowledge and experience. Cadets have the opportunity to advance in rank and responsibility.

Cadets are required to purchase their own uniforms. Badges, leather gear, radios, ballistic vests and other equipment are provided by the Sheriff’s Department.


All interested applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

Age: Applicants must be 16 to 21 years old at the time of application.

Education: Cadets must possess a high school diploma, GED equivalent, or be currently enrolled in high school. Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Physical Condition: Cadets must be in good physical condition.

Moral Character: Cadets must conform to the high ethical standards of the law enforcement profession. Cadets may not have a prior felony conviction.

Commitment: Cadets must attend monthly meetings and training. They may participate in special assignments such as concerts, alcohol stings and a variety of community events.

How to Apply...

Click here for a Cadet Application, or applications are also available at our main office located at 720 Yuba Street in Marysville or by contacting the Operations Division at (530) 749-7777.

Selection Process...

All cadet applications are reviewed and evaluated to ensure they meet our program qualifications. A list is established and when a vacancy(s) occurs you are notified. The selection process includes the application review, an oral interview, and a background investigation. The final approval is by the Sheriff.