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. 


  • Flexible 20 hour work week to accommodate college courses
  • Part-time $12.34 - $14.88 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

For more information, please:

  • Get notified about employment opportunities, register with Notify Me 
  • Email Sergeant Liam Coughlin or call (909) 854-8085.