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Apply to be a Public Safety Cadet

Before you start

Do you have a desire to build leadership skills and explore what a career in law enforcement would look like?

If you are between between the ages of 14 and 21, consider applying to be part of this exciting group.

What to do

  1. Please complete the application packet below.  Be sure to fill out every question completely, especially:
    1. Complete name and address
    2. Telephone and email addresses
    3. New uniform sizes
    4. Read, sign and date both waivers
    5. Read, sign and date the application
    6. Have each parent/guardian sign and date all documents
  2. Bring all completed forms to the Police Department

What's next

Once your completed application has been reviewed, a Public Safety Cadets Advisor will reach out to you.


Justin Quandt Detective Email
Aaron Lange Lieutenant Email
Jeremy Kyle Officer Email
Brennan Poland Officer Email
Dave Myers Officer Email

Get help

Aaron Lange
Lieutenant, Police Explorer Advisor

(217) 347-0774 extension 5317
110 South 3rd Street
Effingham, IL 62401
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