UOPD Cadet Academy

Update: The Cadet Academy is currently full, however, UOPD is currently accepting applications to be placed on a wait list. 

The UOPD Cadet Program is a premier law enforcement recruitment program. There is currently a lack of adequate representation of women and under represented community members in policing. As a campus police department we serve one of the most diverse communities in Oregon. The traditional recruiting method of posting a job announcement has not and will not support our goal of creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work force, especially for the position of police officer.  

Our program is an intentional and strategic approach to attracting and hiring a diverse workforce now, and create an active pipeline in the state of Oregon infusing highly educated, diverse graduates from the University of Oregon. Our Cadet Program is a three month program that mirrors the Basic Police Academy learning domains that will help prepare our UO Seniors in good standing for a career in law enforcement. Taking it a step further, we will not only hire the top cadets for the position of police officer (when positions are available) we will also host a state-wide recruitment day.  

Our cadets will receive a salary of $12.00 per hour while attending our academy. Our program partners with other campus units and affiliates as well as our local law enforcement partners. UO students seeking a career in law enforcement and are currently in their senior year in good academic standing are encouraged to apply. If you would like further information please feel free to contact Chief Carmichael at mecarmic@uoregon.edu.


Matthew E. Carmichael
Chief of Police
University of Oregon Police Department

.Click here to be placed on a waitlist for the UOPD Cadet Academy