The Cadet Program of the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD)

This program is designed for recent High School graduates and those who are not yet eligible to sit in the WSPD Police Academy.

About the Program

  • Get paid while attending college, (including books, fees, and tuition), with full-time employment with the Winston-Salem Police Department.
  • Be registered as a full-time Criminal Justice Student at Forsyth Technical Community College, Davidson Community College, Surry Community College, Rockingham Community College, and Guilford Technical Community College.  
  • Must maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Will complete 40 hours a week: 20 hours as a student at an authorized Community College and 20 hours of employment at the Winston-Salem Police Department until graduation
  • Applicant must pass a background check and initial eligibility testing
  • Scholarship recipients have a three-year service commitment as a sworn law enforcement officer with the WSPD