Cadet Academy


Cadet Academy

apply now


Click here to view the APPLICATION FORM

For UC Davis juniors, seniors, graduate students recent UCD graduates

The UC Davis Cadet Academy is a great opportunity for UC Davis juniors, seniors, graduate students recent UCD graduates interested in law enforcement, forensics, criminology and array of other related professions.  We are looking for students with effective communication and conflict resolution skills, as well as a desire to service the very diverse community that is UC Davis.

The Police Cadet program is a scholarship competition that provides all participants with training and experience, prior to attending a police academy. Desire to work in Law Enforcement is not required. The top cadet(s) will be offered paid positions as Police Officer Trainees and attend the Sacramento Police Academy. Upon completion of the police academy, they can be hired as full Police Officers for the UC Davis Police Department. 


January 11, 2020 to April 28, 2020

Every Tuesday: Physical fitness from 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Every Thursday: Classroom from 5:30pm to 8:00pm

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 daily life.

Cadets will experience courses related to law enforcement and are taught by 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 Mikio McCulloch 

Email:, Telephone: (530) 754-1524