Cadet Program

Photo of Winters PD Cadets at Public Safety Event at Woodland Costco
Photo of Winters PD Cadets
Cadets with Cadet advisor Pinette
Cadet reading to children
Cadets at a public event

Applications are currently being accepted

Applications for a Cadet position are currently being accepted.

For more information regarding the Cadet Program please contact Cadet Program Director Officer Alan Pinette.

An information brochure is available HERE

An application form is available HERE


Cadet positions are non- sworn volunteer positions and complement the Winters Police Volunteer Program. The goals of the Police Cadet program are to expose men and women to the various aspects of police work in order to prepare them for a career in law enforcement. The Police Cadet program also helps to provide quality candidates for all law enforcement. Cadets increase services the Police Department can provide to our community and can provide support in the following areas:
  • School, Park, and Bike trail Patrols
  • Community Events and Festivals
  • Safety Presentations
  • Traffic control and scene management during emergencies
  • Senior wellness checks
  • Vacation checks
  • Clerical/ Office Support
The program is administered by Cadet Program Director Officer Alan Pinette and Coordinator CSO Gail Jimenez. For more information regarding the Cadet Program please contact: Cadet Program Winters Police Department 702 Main St Winters, CA 95694 (530) 795-2261 ext 146 Or download our information brochure by clicking the link below Cadet Brochure

Application Process

To apply for the Cadet Program simply complete the Application form available HERE. Please note all areas must be completed or have Not Applicable (N/A) information in order to be processed.

The completed forms can be brought to the Police Department, emailed to, or mailed to:

Winters Police Department
ATTN: Cadet Program
702 Main Street
Winters, California 95694


What happens next?

After completing your Program Application, there are three steps to the application process:

Step 1) Application Review and Background Check

Your application will be reviewed. The background check includes a review of the applicant’s criminal history and driving record (if applicable). References listed by the applicant will be contacted to determine the applicant’s suitability to become a member of the Winters Police Department Cadet Program.

Step 2) Interview and Fingerprinting

The applicant will be contacted to establish a time for an interview. The applicant will also be given information regarding contacting the Winters Police Department Record Division to schedule Live Scan fingerprinting.

Step 3) Acceptance or Non- Acceptance

All applicants will be notified by mail of their acceptance or non-acceptance to the program.

Program Requirements

  • Cadets must be between 15 and 21 years old (participants between the ages of 15 and 17 must have parental permission).
  • Participants enrolled in school should have a minimum of a 2.5 GPA.
  • Cadets must complete a Winters Police Cadet Program Application, pass a background check and oral interview.
  • Cadets must commit to serving a minimum of 8 hours a month.

Funding for the Cadet Program

The Winters Police Department Cadet Program is a volunteer program funded via a mix of  Community Fundraising and budgeted expenses by the Police Department.

Donations to the Winters Police Cadet Program can be accepted at the Winters Public Safety Facility front lobby at 702 Main Street Winters, CA 95694. If using a check, please note Winters PD Cadets in the memo line.