Linehan makes a push for a return
City Councilor Bill Linehan is pushing for the re-instatement of the Boston Police Cadet Program. Due to budget constraints back in 2010, the cadet program was discontinued but Linehan believes it’s time for it to make a return. “Reinstating the cadet program gives young adults in the neighborhoods a clear path to become Boston Police Officers. The need for more officers in my district is clear. I intend to pursue all avenues to address public safety needs. This program puts officers on the street who are the future of Boston and will be totally committed to its future,” said Linehan.
What is the cadet program:
- The Boston Police Cadet Program was created as an on-the-job training program that was used by the Boston Police Department for over 40 years to train young residents between 18-24 years old who were interested in a career in law enforcement
- Cadets, while not sworn police officers, can assist with traffic, administration and perform certain duties at the district stations and Police Headquarters in order to free up additional police officers for more critical calls
We’ll keep you posted.