Boston Police Cadets Graduate in Ceremony at Hyde Park

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BOSTON, MA – The Boston Police Academy has graduated its latest class of cadets.

According to the Boston Police Department, on Monday, February 28, 2022, Superintendent-in-Chief Gregory Long addressed the latest recruit class of cadets at their swearing-in ceremony at the Boston Police Academy in Hyde Park.

“The ceremony marks the conclusion of their training program and the beginning of their careers with the Boston Police Department as new cadets while moving them one step closer to their ultimate goal of becoming a Boston Police Officer,” the department said.

Now they are looking for their next batch of recruits.

“The Boston Police Cadet Program is an on-the-job training program for Boston’s youth seeking a career in law enforcement. The program requires a minimum of a two-year commitment. During that time, cadets rotate throughout the Department in various assignments and shifts, including Headquarters, District Stations and other specialized units throughout the City of Boston,” the department said.

To be eligible you must be between the ages of 18-25, be a current resident of Boston and have maintained Boston residency for the last 5 years, be a United States citizen or naturalized citizen, have a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, a high school diploma or GED, and take and pass the Boston Police Cadet Exam.

If selected for appointment, candidates must pass an extensive screening process including drug testing, a pre-employment physical, an extensive criminal background check, and a rigorous 8-week cadet training program (both academic and physical in nature) at the Boston Police Academy.