[Adopted 10-19-1976 by Ord. No. 1294-76 as Ch. 35, Art. III of the 1976 Code]
There is hereby established within the Police Department of the City the civilian position and rank of police cadet.
[Amended 10-19-1976 by Ord. No. 1294-76]
The salaries of police cadets shall be as provided for in the annual Salary Ordinance. Such salaries shall be based on the following periods of service required of cadets:
Probationary period of six months. The cadet will be considered on probation for the first six-month period and may be dismissed within this period by the Chief of Police if, in the Chief's opinion, the cadet will not make a good police officer.
Six-month period after six-month probationary period.
Second-year-period after probationary period and six-month period.
All salaries will be payable biweekly.
[Amended 11-28-2005 by Ord. No. 2015-05]
Candidates for the police cadet positions will be required:
Upon appointment cadets will be given a training course designed to prepare them for their duties as cadets and to orient them to the functions and operations of the Police Department. The cadets then will be assigned to other duties, including but not limited to those listed below, and will receive further periodic in service training and gradually increasing responsibilities during their years as a cadet. Cadets will be assigned generally on a rotating basis for periods to be specified by the Chief of Police as follows:
Records section: typing, filing and pulling records.
Communications section: operate transmitting and receiving equipment in relaying information, calls, etc., to foot and car patrols; logging messages.
Identification section: filing fingerprint and police records; assist in photograph laboratory.
Switchboard: answer telephone calls, record messages, attend to people at service counter, type reports and log messages.
Assist with the servicing of vehicular maintenance and civil defense operations.
Patrol section: riding and walking with patrolmen, serving in an auxiliary capacity.
Traffic section: riding with traffic officers, preparing reports, mapping accidents, searching for information, checking accident reports for accuracy and completeness, assisting with crowd control at parades and public gatherings.
Assist with work schedules.
There shall be no more than four cadets employed in such capacity within the Police Department at any one time.
During a cadet's tenure as a cadet, the incumbents shall be covered under the fringe benefits program granted to general municipal employees rather than under police personnel benefits and shall receive vacation, sick days and holidays in accordance with the same benefits as currently in force for civilian employees of the city. A cadet will be enrolled in the public employees' retirement system of New Jersey three months after the probationary period.
Status as a cadet will be terminated upon the failure of any cadet to successfully pass any examination for the rank of patrolman in the City Police Department. police cadets may be dismissed at any time during their service for unsatisfactory job performance, misconduct or disobedience of rules and regulations, as well as academic deficiency.