Career Cadets

Sioux Falls Police Dept. Career Cadets
SFPD Career Cadets

Our community cares deeply about safety, health, and quality of life in Sioux Falls. Learning more about the Sioux Falls Police Department (SFPD) can help those at the start of their career journey and those looking to change paths.

Joining team SFPD ensures long-term advancement opportunities and financial security right here in Sioux Falls — along with the chance to be a positive influence in our community.

SFPD Career Cadets

The SFPD Career Cadets increases access to higher education for community members interested in exploring a career in public safety. Cadets will join the City of Sioux Falls in a part-time civilian role at the SFPD. Cadets who maintain good academic standing also receive a scholarship to cover 12 credit hours at Southeast Technical College.

Once enrolled, cadets are paired with a mentor from the department. Through this relationship, they will learn about the vast career paths within the SFPD, as well as across the entire City of Sioux Falls team. They will also leave the program with paid, professional experience for wherever their career takes them next.

Hear from Lt. Rob Forster and others about this exciting new program.

Additional Benefits

Thanks to the generosity of these area partners, career cadets can also receive:

  • A laptop from the Sioux Falls Development Foundation
  • Childcare assistance from the Hope Coalition *
  • Healthcare assistance from Falls Community Health *

*Based on financial eligibility

Applications are closed

Contact Human Resources with questions or
for assistance at 605-367-8740

Our Partners

Southeast Technical College
Sioux Falls Development Foundation
Falls Community Health