The track record is speaking for itself when it comes to the Sturgeon Bay Police Cadets program. Serving area students between the ages of 14-20, the Sturgeon Bay Police Cadets gives a chance to those wishing to pursue a career in law enforcement hands-on opportunities to craft their skills. Over the past two years, the program has seen two members attend Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to pursue criminal justice degrees, members Triston Beauchamp and Rhian Murphy earn promotions, and Siera Becker get hired on by the Door County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy. Cadet program advisor and Sturgeon Bay Police Officer Brandon Shew says he is really proud of the group.
Shew says the program has also helped some members realize a career in law enforcement is not for them without bearing the cost of going to college.