Academy CadetsAt times, the Chief of Police may select an outstanding cadet to be sponsored by the Turlock Police Department. This sponsorship may include tuition and expenses as well as a stipend. Most police officer's hired by Turlock Police are chosen from the ranks of cadets at local police academies.
Similar to entering college, individuals as apply for the police academy and attend as an "independent" student and seek employment while in the academy. This is the recommended path for those with no demonstrative work history or background with an agency (police explorer, cadet, etc.)