Cadet Program

The Richton Park Police Department has partnered with the Matteson Police Department in providing a Police Cadet Program. Youth ages 14-20 are eligible to participate in this worthwhile program.

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  • Gain exposure to various criminal justice careers and to have positive interaction with law enforcement professionals.
  • Obtain “hands-on” experience and awareness of the criminal justice system, thereby helping Explorers to make an informed decision on a career in law enforcement or a related field.
  • Receive comprehensive career-focused training that in many cases qualifies for academic credit (i.e. career education credit).
  • Preparation for career-related college degree programs and other advanced education opportunities
  • Benefit from interpersonal growth through self-discipline, teamwork, challenging experiences, and high standards of performance and personal conduct.
  • Enhanced character development and improved physical and mental fitness.
  • Learn responsibility to self and others through leadership opportunities.
  • Community service and networking activities by assisting sponsoring agency in a supplementary law enforcement and liaison capacity.

Exploring Law Enforcement Online

For more information and monthly calendar, please contact Mia Carter @ or @ 708.283.4713

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Tuesday Nights @ 6pm

Matteson Police Dept. | 20500 S. Cicero


Richton Park Police Dept | 4455 Sauk Trail