BEND, Ore. -

The Bend Police Department is currently accepting applications for Police Cadets.

The Cadet program is a great mentorship program that provides youth insight into an exciting career.

Cadets are required to be between the ages of 14-20 years old. It is a volunteer position.

Those interested can email Officer Christian Smelser at csmelser@bendoregon.gov for applications and additional details. The application deadline is September 17th, 2014.