The Police Cadet program is chartered through the national non-profit organization Public Safety Cadets, which was founded and managed by active and retired law enforcement officers and business leaders. The program is open to young men and women between 14 and 20 years of age. North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Officers work with the cadets, providing a structured program that allows our youth to learn about law enforcement practices and the application of state and local laws within our community.
The program provides a potential career path for those young men and women who choose public safety as a career. The first hand exposure to education and training from public safety professionals provides invaluable experience for youth considering a career in the field. Cadets have become a valuable asset and assist police with parades and other city-sponsored community events.