Los Angeles Police Department Cadet Youth Program

The Cadet Program is designed to offer youth an opportunity to develop skills that will help them throughout their lives, while working with one of the finest law enforcement agencies in the country. The Program is offered at each of the 21 community police stations across the city, as well as two specialized divisions – Metropolitan Division and Communications Division.

Cadets are as diverse as the city they represent. Each of them comes from different backgrounds and have different goals and paths that they are following to get there. However, what remains the same in all the Cadets is their desire to achieve excellence within their own lives and to then leverage those achievements to positively impact the community where they live.

Cadet Mission

The purpose of the LAPD Cadet Program is to help instill discipline, leadership, academic excellence, and life-skills in all youth participants. The LAPD Cadet Program also seeks to empower students to maximize their personal, scholastic, and their life potential. It has four principle goals:

  • To recruit young men and women who are interested in building positive relationships between police and the youth of our communities.
  • To provide a forum in which young people can provide community service while working with law enforcement.
  • To provide character-training, public-speaking and academic instruction that prepares young people for their future.
  • To offer physical training that will result in improved physical fitness for all who participate in the program.


For information regarding Devonshire Division’s Cadet Post 660, Police Officer Perez may be contact at:
and Police Officer Peteque may be contacted at:
Cadet Officers Perez & Peteque – 818-720-2289
Youth Center – 818-885-6432
Community Relations Office – 818-363-1726