Albany cadet program inspires next generation of law enforcement

News

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)–Fifteen teens in the Albany Police Cadet program graduated on Thursday after spending the summer learning what it really takes to be an Albany Police Officer.

Some, like 14-year-old Kevin Jenkins say the experience has inspired them to pursue a career in law enforcement.

Chief Eric Hawkins was pleased to hear this from the cadets, especially in a time when the department is down more than 40 officers.

The chief is hoping this will soon change, as the deadline to apply for the officer exam is August 12.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Download our news app

App Store Link
Google Play Link
VACCINATION SITES_02-18-21_WEB BUTTOn_2

Set NEWS10.com as your Homepage!

HOW TO MAKE NEWS10 YOUR HOMEPAGE_1280X720

Click Below to set up your cable box

Coronavirus Outbreak

More Coronavirus Outbreak

Classroom Progress Report

More Classroom Progress Report