The Marin County Sheriff's Office Cadet/Intern Program offers college students a rewarding hands-on learning experience in all divisions of the Sheriff's Office. Cadet/Interns serve alongside experienced law enforcement staff and receive a valuable introduction to a law enforcement career.
The Marin County Sheriff's Office is committed to mentoring and developing cadet/interns. The department has set forth the highest standards and expectations for participants in the Cadet/Intern Program. We are looking for cadet/interns who demonstrate integrity, maturity, honesty, personal discipline, and sound judgment.
The Sheriff believes in excellent customer service. Cadet/Interns selected to partcipate must be service-oriented and possess knowledge of basic office practices; business English, including spelling, grammar, and punctuation; strong communication skills and abilty to read and understand laws, rules, and Sheriff's Office policies and procedures; and carry out instructions, analyze situations and determine appropriate responses.
Examples of Duties
Cadet/interns perform duties that effectively support Sheriff's Office activities such as:
- Provide general information and assistance to the public in person or on the telephone
- Help maintain department vehicles
- Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment
- Support the Patrol Division at large events
- Aid in marking and towing of abandoned vehicles
- Assist Investigation Division personnel with crime scenes
Each cade/intern will receive training in Sheriff's Office policies and procedures as well as specific job training from experienced cadet/interns and sworn and non-sworn personnel.
Before participating in field-related activities, cadet/interns must pass a formal training program. Cadet/interns will learn report writing, traffic control and direction, basic evidence collection, and community relationship building.
Cadet/interns are compensated during training.
- A high school graduate or equivalent
- At least 18 years old
- Not have any felony criminal convictions
- Meet drug standards
- Be able to work evening and weekends
- Be willing to wear a uniform
- Possess a valid California Class C driver's license
- Be enrolled in college with at least 9 units per semester or 6 quarter units; proof required each semester or quarter
- Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or better
Special Requirements: Pass background investigation, criminal record check, computer voice stress analysis, and medical exam
Cadet/interns are paid an hourly wage and work part-time from 16-25 hours per week depending on availability. Cadet/interns may be eligible for coverage in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.
The Sheriff's Office reserves the right to terminate participation in the program at any time without cause or appeal. Cadet/interns may remain in the program for up to four years.
Interested parties may contact Marin County Sheriff's Office Student Internship Coordinator. The selection process to participate in the Cadet/Intern Program includes:
- Truth-verification exam (CVSA)
- Background investigation
- Pre-placement medical exam