Cadet Program

City of Holland Michigan Official Website

(616) 355-1126

The Holland Police Department hires college students who are currently enrolled in an approved field of study into its Police Cadet Program.

Duties of the Cadet include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Customer service at the police lobby
• Jail & booking operations assistance
• Maintain law enforcement records
• Code enforcement
• Work a maximum of 20 hours per week during school
• Work a maximum of 40 hours per week during summer and/or breaks

Other basic requirements are:

• A Cadet must give a moral commitment of two years to the Cadet Program.
• Must have good driving record and no felony convictions. A poor driving record or misdemeanor convictions may negatively affect opportunity for employment.
• Must possess good moral character and general reputation.
• Must possess acceptable physical, emotional and mental fitness.
• Candidate must be willing to allow a background check regarding past school contacts, employment, medical, and conduct records.
• Must offer fingerprints, when requested, for background investigation purposes.

Also, a Cadet applicant must be willing to work a variety of schedules which best meet the needs of the Department.

Contact person for employment questions is Captain Jack Dykstra. He will provide information you may need regarding employment via e-mail or USPS mail.  Captina Dykstra's email is:

Or USPS mail to:
Captain Jack Dykstra
Holland  Department of Public Safety - Police Services
89 West 8th St.
Holland, MI 49423