Public Safety Cadets
The Public Safety Cadet program is a way for young men and women to investigate and develop their interest in possible career paths. PSC posts were organized especially for Law Enforcement but with planned future expansion into Fire – Rescue, Emergency Medical Services, Corrections, Forensics, and Critical Incident Management. Miami Township sponsors a Law Enforcement Post (5900). In fact, we have the most successful Post in the region. We were recognized as the Post of the Year by the Law Enforcement Exploring Executive Committee seven out of the last nine years this award was offered. Crime Stoppers also chose our post to win their coveted Organization or Citizen Volunteer award in 2011.
Public Safety Cadets is a co-ed program for youths 14 to 21 years old. Posts are chartered under a national 501©3 organization and it is similar to Exploring programs with Boy Scouts of America and Learning for Life. We meet every other Wednesday to learn about policing and to work on skills that we use to compete against other Cadet and Exploring posts each spring. In April, we travel to northern Ohio to compete against teams from all across the state. Generally about 50 teams compete and this year we won Third Place overall. In May, we typically compete locally against teams that are mostly from Dan Beard Council, but other posts can be invited. There are both individual and team events and they cover everything from Critical Incidents, First Aid, Bomb Scene Response, Burglary in Progress, Traffic Stops, Traffic Crash Investigations, Domestic Violence, Arrest, Search & Seizure, Crime Scene Investigations and Active Shooter Response as team events. Individuals can also compete in Police Bike, Obstacle Course, Firearms Simulator Top Gun and Scenarios, Driving Simulator, Civil Service Exam and Testifying in Court.
Qualified Cadets have an opportunity to ride along with our officers while they are on duty, getting real life experience which helps them decide if this is the career for them. Twenty four of our former Cadets are now working in Law Enforcement careers as patrolmen, detectives, corrections officers and even a Police Chief!
We are a civic minded organization and strongly support the community by volunteering at many local events. For more information contact Officer Skip Rasfeld by calling (513) 266-2519 or SEND AN EMAIL