City officials announce relaunch of Police Department's Cadet Academy 

San Francisco announced on Tuesday the relaunch of the Police Department's Cadet Academy, a program of about 30 to 40 students aged 18 to 21 who will work alongside officers in hopes of building positive and meaningful relationships with law enforcement.

Mayor Ed Lee was joined in the announcement by Police Chief Greg Suhr and Salesforce chairman and CEO Marc Benioff, according to a statement from Lee's office. The program will be funded through The City's general fund and private donations over the next three years.

“The SFPD Cadet Academy provides youth with leadership skills that will lead to a career in law enforcement, build positive relationships between our police officers and youth and keep our communities safe,” Lee said.

The recently reinstated program is open to all young adults, but specifically encourages candidates living in high-risk neighborhoods to participate.

For more information on the program, visit

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