Youth Cadet Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Police Explorers Post 111Bristol Youth Cadets Post 111 is chartered through the Boy Scouts of America and the North East Law Enforcement Educational Association (NERLEEA). 

The Bristol Police Department sponsors and supports the program. It is designed to provide young men and women a unique learning experience in policing through instruction, demonstration, and hands on training. Youth Cadets also participate in Bristol community service events throughout the year. 

The program is an excellent starting point for young adults interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

REQUIREMENTS:
• Be between the ages of 14-20
• Be a resident of Bristol or a bordering town providing that town does not have a Youth Cadets post
• Have a desire to serve the community and learn about law enforcement
• Must submit a formal application, pass a background check, and have no felony arrests or gang affiliation
• Must abide by the Bristol Youth Cadets Post 111 policies & procedures
• Must commit to attending post meetings & events

TRAINING:
Youth Cadets participate in law enforcement training to help better understand the career field. This training involves lectures, demonstrations, and training scenarios where Youth Cadets can practice what they have learned. Youth Cadets also participate in a summer camp program and competitions that are organized through the NERLEEA. Some of the training topics include:
• Domestic violence
• Traffic stops
• Crime prevention
• Arrest, search, and seizure
• Criminal law
• Building searches
• Community Service

If you have any questions about the program, send an email to one of the officers listed below:

Officer Jace Deluca: jacedeluca@bristolct.gov
Officer Kevin Monahan: kevinmonahan@bristolct.gov
LT Richard Guerrera: richardguerrera@bristolct.gov


To submit a Youth Cadets application, click the link below.
Youth Cadets Application


REQUEST FOR YOUTH CADETS AT COMMUNITY EVENTS:
If your organization would like the Youth Cadets to participate in a community event, fill out and submit the form below. It will be evaluated by a post adviser to determine if the event is appropriate for the post. You will be promptly notified.

Youth Cadets for Community Events