PUBLIC SAFETY CADET PROGRAM

PUBLIC SAFETY CADETS 843

ADVISORS

LT. RICKY VALENTINE

rvalentine@colletoncounty.org

CORPORAL CHAD CUMMINGS

jcummings@colletoncounty.org

SGT. PHILLIP COLE

pcole@colletoncounty.org

DEPUTY HEIDI COLEMAN

hcoleman@colletoncounty.org

 

WHAT ARE CADETS?

Law Enforcement Public Safety Cadet provides educational training programs for young adults (14-20) on the purposes, mission, and objectives of law enforcement. The program provides career orientation experiences, leadership opportunities, and community service activities. The primary goals of the program are to help young adults choose a career path within law enforcement and to challenge them to become responsible citizens of their communities and the nation.

Most people don’t start learning their jobs until the day they start to work while Cadets start now. By the time Cadets are ready to begin their career, they have gained immense knowledge in the law enforcement career.

Cadets meetings take place bi-weekly, on Mondays, from 6 pm until 8:30 pm.  All applicants (high school) must maintain grade averages of 70 and above in all classes.  Report cards must be turned in every quarter to make sure grades are maintained. Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Cadets are an extension of the Sheriff’s Office and must present themselves of high integrity at all times. If you would like to receive application information please send an email to rvalentine@colletoncounty.org.

An advisor will send you the information via email, fill out the application, and turn it into the Sheriff's Office for review. Once your application has been reviewed, if you're a prime candidate for the program you will receive a call from an advisor regarding your acceptance.

SYLLABUS

  • DEFENSE TACTICS
  • TRAFFIC STOPS
  • HIGH RISK TRAFFIC STOPS
  • CRIME SCENE AND INVESTIGATIONS
  • COURT ROOM PROCEDURES
  • VICE OPERATIONS AND NARCOTICS
  • FIRST RESPONDER AND FIRST AID
  • SITUATIONAL AWARENESS
  • GANG OPERATIONS 
  • SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM
  • ACTIVE ATTACKER SITUATIONS​
  • ​AND SO MUCH MORE...
Practice dusting for fingerprintsA fingerprintUsing a radioPhotographing evidenceCollecting evidenceMaking a traffic stopUnderstanding vehicle equipmentReviewing evidence