The Cambridge Police Department welcomed four new cadets to the agency after a special ceremony on November 19 at the Robert W. Healy Public Safety Facility.
The new cadets are the second class to join the department after the city reinstated the cadet program in 2019.
The Cadet Program is designed for Cambridge residents between the ages of 18 and 23 who wish to pursue a career in law enforcement. The program provides on-the-job and classroom training. Cadets are required to serve for two years and receive salary, benefits and vacation.
The four police cadets are residents of Cambridge and graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) in 2020:
- Marrae Aiguier recently worked in Social Services Cambridge as an assistant teacher and summer camp counselor, and served in the United States Sea Cadet Corps.
- Brendon Lewis worked as a youth worker at Fitzgerald Community School.
- Starr Miller worked as a first responder for a professional ambulance and participated in the mayor’s summer employment program.
- Saimon Teclezghi attended the Mayor’s Summer Employment Program.
âThe Cadet Program is a critical initiative for the City of Cambridge and the Police Department,â said City Manager Louis DePasquale. âIt allows Cambridge residents to become Cambridge police officers and work in the city where they grew up. Policing in Cambridge is not about making arrests, it’s about helping people and giving them the help they need. Our four newest cadets have a unique opportunity to experience and learn what it means to be a part of a nationally recognized 21st century police service.
“Through the Cadet Program, we are able to create new opportunities for our young Cambridge residents and, in turn, diversify our department,” Acting Police Commissioner Christine Elow said. âWe look forward to working with these talented cadets and helping them become as successful as they aspire to be.
City Manager and former Police Commissioner Branville G. Bard Jr. relaunched the Cambridge Police Cadet Program in 2019 after a hiatus of more than 30 years. Two cadets – Autumn Harrison and Carlos Aquino-Navarro – became the first in the new cadet program to graduate from Cambridge-Northeastern Police Academy and join the Cambridge Police Department as patrol officers. The remaining four cadets have all registered to take the municipal police officer exam.
All Cambridge residents wishing to participate in future cadet courses should contact the Cambridge Police Department Budget and Personnel Planning Office at [email protected] for more information or visit https: //www.cambridgema .gov / iwantto / becomeacambridgepolicecadet.
To watch a replay of Friday’s ceremony, visit www.facebook.com/CambridgePolice.