News from the Norwich Police Department

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They are learning how to make it happen and are doing it the right way

The Norwich Police cadets are kept pretty busy with an active schedule of events to teach them all the basics of Law Enforcement. They learn what the phrase " Protect and Serve" really means.  Please see below paragraphs from SGT Jennifer Frank's police facebook post which gives a history of this well run program.  There are also details below for this years award ceremony.

Highlights of the program are:

The Norwich Police Cadet program is a non-profit organization that provides a hands-on-career orientation experimental learning program for young adults in the Upper Valley region, ages 13-18, interested in the career of law enforcement.
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The program exposes students to the various aspects of police work in order to prepare them for a future career in law enforcement and is one in which they can earn up to two years of high school credit for participation.

Utilizing a myriad of educational approaches, cadets are instructed bi-weekly in auditory,virtual, and kinesthetic means through a variety of subject-related  content areas. Cadets complete classroom and homework assignments, poster projects and take quizzes and exams. Participating individuals are assigned the rank of probationary cadet and have the opportunity to progress to,Full Cadet status and fill leadership roles such as Squad leader, and the rank of Corporal as they progress through the program.

The Program is currently full with 12 cadets and two on the waiting list, representing a broad demographic area with 3 cadets from the town of Norwich, 3 from Hartford, 5 from Windsor, and 1 from Canaan. 

The cadets work closely with the commander of the program, Sergeant Frank, a full time certified police officer in the State of Vermont. In addition to the commanding cadre, cadets are exposed to various law enforcement related career fields and have the opportunity to attend presentations and programs presented by officers in other municipalities and agencies.

Some of the agencies that they have already worked with include: Fish and Game, Sherriff's office, Probation and Parole, Corrections, State Police, Marine Patrol, Campus Police, Constables, the Hospital police and other similar agencies.

Total hours required for credit = 160 (80)

Community Service= 25 hours (125)
Details= 50 hours(25)
Events=10 hours (5)
Meetings=50 hours (25)
Ride-a-long/shifts=25 hours (125)

Cadet photos at some of the training events

And they are off

Honor Guard practice

Cadets pose with the DART Copter during training session

And this is how we do it

waiting for takeoff?

Cadets as Honor guards at the  Lake Monsters game

NPD Halloween Traffic Detail with the Cadets #NPDCADETS

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Some of the Norwich Police Cadets with Chief Douglas Robinson and Sgt Jennifer Frank at recent American Legion monument dedication

2018 Norwich Police Cadets Award Ceremony  to be held on 12/16/2018

This was posted on the police facebook page

3rd Annual #NPDCADETS  and brief history of the program by SGT Frank


Without question, one of the most rewarding opportunities I have had over the last three years was the pleasure and honor to be the Commander for the Windsor/Norwich Police Cadet program. In January of 2016,

I created this program with the hope to be able to instill in our local youth, an understanding of the role and purpose of law enforcement and the true meaning of the phrase "Protect and Serve."

As I look over all that we have accomplished together in the last three years,I am left speechless, as words cannot express how proud I am of each and every one of these individuals, and of how much they have grown in such a short time. Cadets, thank you for giving me this opportunity.

Parents, thank you for entrusting me with your children, and a special thank you to the Windsor and Norwich Police Departments for supporting this amazing program. 
– Sergeant Jennifer Frank, Norwich VT Police

Norwich Police Cadets 2018 Awards Ceremony Agenda

I. Timeline:

1500-1530: Cadets arrive and don uniforms

1530-1600: Award Ceremony and slideshow

1600-1630: Cadets prep chow

1630-1730: Chow/ Clean-up

1730-1800: Christmas Party

II. Awards Ceremony

Uniform name badge pinning

Years of Service awards

Certificates of advancement

Merit Award: Honorable Service

Merit Award: Commanders Award

Merit Award: Cadet of the Year

Civilian Award: Behind the Badge


● Gannon Dellinger

● Bryce Moody

● Noah Buchanan

● Ethan Preston

● Evan Burke

● Mason Poirier

● William Scalese

● Tyler Odell

Ethan Derksen

● Eamon Odell

● Bryanna Thurston

● Tanner Trussell

My "about Norwich" logo

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