LAPD Junior Cadets


The Pacific Area Junior Cadets meet on Thursday afternoons at the station.   They participate in exercise, crafts projects,  and more on Thursdays.  You will also see them distributing flyers throughout our neigborhoods, participating in station year clean ups, and enjoying multiple types of field trips!

The Junior Cadets program is for youth, ages 9 through 12, who  want to know more about the law enforcement profession and receive the physical and mental preparation necessary to make the transition from Junior Cadets to the Cadet Program, or any other Department sponsored youth programs. The interaction with police officers helps young people develop a sense of personal responsibility that will help them become constructive, responsible, and productive members of the community.

Who is eligible to join the Junior Cadets Program?
The young people who are accepted into the Junior Cadets Program are 9 to 12 years of age and meet the same requirements as people applying for the Cadet Program. Those requirements include:

  • Doing well in school
  • Have no record of serious arrests or convictions
  • Maintain good moral character
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve the community and participate in activities

To join contact Officer Darell Matthews: 26483@lapd.online