Cadet Academy

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Cadet Academy

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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 City of Sacramento Police Academy or 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.


January 12, 2019 to April 20, 2019

Every Tuesday: Physical fitness from 5:30pm to 6:30pm

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

Every Saturday: Classroom from 9:00am to 4:00pm

* 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) 752-7029


Officer Ray Holguin 

Email:, Telephone: (530) 601-3867