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Law Enforcement Cadet Program

The Auburn Police Department is exceptionally proud of our Law Enforcement Cadet Program.

Our cadet program is an exciting opportunity for area youths to explore a career in law enforcement, learn to help others, serve their community, develop leadership skills, build physical & mental fitness, gain career and personal skills, and have fun!

This is a career-oriented program that gives young adults the opportunity to explore a career in law enforcement by working with local law enforcement agencies. The program is generally available to qualified young adults of high moral character who have graduated 8th grade and are between the ages 14 and 21.

The cadet program focuses on:

  • Career opportunities
  • Life skills
  • Citizenship & Community Involvement
  • Character Education and
  • Leadership Experience


Current activities/trainings include:

  • Monthly administrative and training meetings
  • Patrol “ride-alongs”
  • Community Service
  • Community Events
  • Honor Guard
  • Radio procedure (how to properly use police radios)
  • Traffic stops (how to perform traffic stops)
  • Building searches (how to search structures for people or evidence)
  • Active shooter scenarios
  • Crime scene investigations
  • Report writing (paperwork)
  • "Camp Mudbucket" - team-building retreat weekend at the National Guard's Bog Brook training facility
  • and MUCH MORE!


For more information on the APD’s Law Enforcement Cadet Program, please contact Officer Nicholas Kyllonen at 207-333-6650 X6358, OR Liz Allen at 207-333-6650 X2070, or stop by the Auburn Police Department at 60 Court Street.



  • Cadets at Fallen Officer Memorial

  • Team Building

  • Follow the Leader

  • Flag Folding Practice

  • Donation of Flags from American Legion

  • Trying on US Marshal Gear

  • Firearms Training

  • Learning how to Fold a Flag

  • Active Shooter Training

  • Simunitions Training

  • Balloon Festival Detail

  • Helping Out at Community Events

  • Pinning Collar Brass on the New Captain

  • McGruff Duty

  • Explorer Academy at Maine Criminal Justice Academy

  • APD Cadets Graduate from Explorer Academy

  • National Night Out

  • National Night Out - Rained Out!

  • At the APD Fallen Officer Memorial

  • Visiting Auburn Fire Department on 9/11

  • Self-defense Training

  • Self-defense Training

  • Receiving a Grant from WalMart in Auburn

  • Handheld Laser Radar Training