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Student Cadet Program

Student Cadet Program

Although the availability of opportunities through our Student Cadet Program has been negatively impacted by the pandemic, it remains a valuable resource the department plans to offer as soon as feasible. The information provides an overview of this program that will return as soon as conditions allow.

As part of the Patrol Division, approximately 30 Student Security Cadets augment the Public Safety staff and provide valuable services, including ssecurity and locking patrols of academic and administrative buildings. This includes ensuring all buildings are properly secured and reporting security violations. 

Cadets are not police officers and do not act in that capacity. A direct link to University of Dayton police officers by radio ensures support in the event of a need for police assistance.

The Student Security Cadet Program also provides leadership opportunities. Each year, four upper-class members of the program are chosen to fill supervisory positions. In addition to acting as the official representatives of the cadets to the university community, this four-person team is responsible for the hiring of new student employees, monthly scheduling, and the day-to-day supervision of the program. They work closely with the Patrol Captain, the staff member responsible for the Student Security Cadet Program.

Employment as a cadet is open to any full-time undergraduate student in good academic and disciplinary standing. Applications may be submitted through Handshake.

Emergency Information

Call 911 from UD campus phones. Call 937-229-2121 from all other phones.

Non-campus phones and cell phones will reach the Montgomery County Regional Dispatch Center when dialing 911. Add 937-229-2121 to your cell phone for emergency calls to University of Dayton Public Safety.


Department of Public Safety 937-229-2131 (administrative offices)

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2914