Cadet Academy

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We are now accepting applications for the 2018 academy.

Please email the completed application to, or bring it to the PD front office!

Click here to view the APPLICATION FORM

For UC Davis seniors and graduate students

The UC Davis Cadet Academy is a great opportunity for UC Davis seniors and graduate students interested in law enforcement, forensics, criminology and array of other related professions.  We are looking for students to share their exceptionally unique skills in communicating and conflict resolution, and to better serve the diverse groups within our community.

The Police Cadet program is a scholarship competition that provides all participants with training and experience prior to attending a police academy. The top Cadet(s) will receive a full scholarship to attend a police academy anywhere in California. Typically, UC Davis Police Cadets will attend the Napa Valley College Criminal Justice Training Center.  Then, upon completion of the police academy, the top graduate will receive priority consideration for hiring by the UC Davis Police Department.


Jan 13th, 2018 through May 12th, 2018

Every Tuesday: Physical fitness from 6pm to 7pm

Every Thursday: Classroom from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Every Saturday: Classroom from 9am to 5pm

* Schedule may vary 

The academy is designed to lay the foundation for their future as a UC Davis Police Cadet.  The cadet academy teaches through academics and physical training.  The Cadets will develop teamwork, leadership, respect and a variety of basic law enforcement skills that they will be able to use throughout their time as a Cadet as well as in everyday life.

Cadets will experience courses related to law enforcement and are taught by experienced trained experts in the field they teach.   Each Cadet will be challenged to set their own personal goals and then strive to exceed them.  The time spent in the cadet academy is a way to prepare for the rest of their lives.

For more information contact:

Myra Abshire

Email:, Telephone: (530) 752-3104


Officer Ray Holguin 

Email:, Telephone: (530) 601-3867

Supplemental content

Cadet Academy Overview Video

Cadet Academy Overview Video

This video highlights a unique program aimed at supporting a strong philosophy of community policing while providing access to a diverse pool of candidates for the position of police officer.

Cadet Academy Mission Statement

The mission of the UC Davis Police Cadet Program is to serve the community by developing educated, well-trained and diverse candidates to work in law enforcement.