Police Cadets

Newtown Police Department
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Police Cadets Helping with Toys for Tots

The Newtown Police Cadets have a long standing reputation of developing the youth of our community through a hands on approach toward learning about the law enforcement profession. Through police and civilian advisors, the cadets are introduced to law enforcement by classroom instruction and practical demonstrations.

In addition to learning about police work the post attempts to develop the individual by challenging them to perform and meet the high standards of the post.

In our effort to develop the individual we hope to:
  • Instill self respect as well as respect for others
  • Emphasize the importance of team work
  • Develop their senses of responsibility and accountability
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Promote citizenship and community service
Law Enforcement Education Topics:
  • What the police profession encompasses
  • Types of law enforcement
  • Intro to the criminal justice system
  • Patrol procedures (basics of)
  • Police Ride Alongs
Cadet Requirements:
  • Program is for youths (male or female)  from 13 to 21 years of age
  • Must have good grades in school
  • Must have never been arrested
  • Zero tolerance to drugs and/or alcohol
  • Must be respectful and of good character

Our Cadets meet twice a month, Wednesday from 6pm to 8pm in the lower level of the Newtown Police Department.  To learn more about the Cadet program and our meetings contact one of our advisors.

Parents, if you have any questions or your child is interested in joining or attending a trial you can contact any of the following advisors.

Our adivsors can be contacted at 203-426-5841.Cadets Working a Local Food Drive

  • Officer Matthew Hayes
  • Officer John McDermott
  • Officer John McCluskey
  • Officer William Hull
  • Officer Matthew Pirhala
  • Officer Paula Wickman
  • Officer Stephanie Thibodeau