Applicants must be compliant with the suitability factors defined by the City of San Antonio Fire and Police Civil Service Commission and meet the following minimum requirements to apply for the entry-level position of police cadet:

  • Minimum of 20 years, 6 months and a maximum of 45 years
  • High school diploma with a minimum of a “C” average OR a GED
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Driving record should reflect cautiousness and maturity

Pay & Benefit Info

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The Modified Academy
The Modified Academy

The SAPD has a Modified Training Academy for current or prior law enforcement officers who have served at least two years of service as a full-time, paid police officer in a patrol function.