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Albany Police Department

Posted on: January 6, 2021


Date: January 5, 2021
Contact: Steve Smith

ALBANY, NY – Four Police Cadets, the inaugural group of a new paid internship program at the Albany Police Department, will have their first day on Thursday. Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan, Albany Common Council President Corey Ellis, Albany Common Council Member and Public Safety Committee Chair Kelly Kimbrough and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins will welcome the Cadets Thursday morning and join them for a media availability at police headquarters.

WHO:   Albany Mayor Kathy M. Sheehan
Albany Common Council President Corey Ellis
Albany Council Member and Public Safety Committee Chair Kelly Kimbrough
Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins
Albany Police Cadet Shamara Haggray 
Albany Police Cadet Shadrack Nsegiymva
Albany Police Cadet Theotis Johnson
Albany Police Cadet Jomeer McNeal          
WHAT: Media Availability to Meet Albany Inaugural Police Cadets
WHERE: In front of Albany Police Headquarters, 165 Henry Johnson Boulevard, Albany
WHEN: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

The Police Cadet program, which was launched in July of 2020, is a paid opportunity open to city residents between the ages of 18 and 32 who wish to work closely with various members of the APD and gain a greater understanding of the law enforcement profession. The Cadets will participate in a wide range of activities and assist full-time personnel with various assignments. They will also be required to participate in monthly trainings and shadow police officers in “ride-alongs.” The program will prepare participants to sit for the required Civil Service exam to become an Albany police officer while they are employed as Cadets. 

The program is funded through a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that will allow the Department to pay four (4) Police Cadets a salary of $15.00/Hour at 12 hours/week and also provide reimbursement for some college-related expenses.

The Albany Police Department began accepting applications for the Cadet Program in July of 2020. 155 people applied.


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