It shall be the purpose of this organization to allow current UW students and incoming freshmen the opportunity, if accepted, to learn about Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, and Social Work. Cadets are uniformed personnel who assist fully commissioned police officers, security personnel, and civilian staff at the University of Washington Police Department in their duties. Cadets get valuable training experience from commissioned police officers in order to better understand what the career of law enforcement is like. Cadets assist in working special events, sports games and patrols in order to assist the department in its mission statement. The mission of the University of Washington Police Department is to actively collaborate with our community to create a safe and secure campus through education, problem solving and enforcement in order to foster and maintain an environment that supports the well-being of our students, staff, faculty and visitors. Cadets play a vital role in attaining this goal.