The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Cadet program provides a community service organization for anyone between the ages of 14 to 21 interested in a law enforcement career and to allow young men and women to better understand the role of law enforcement in today's society. The Public Safety Cadet unit also provides members with training and experience in leadership, teamwork and positive self-confidence. By identifying interested youth and exposing them to law enforcement, the Explorers Post is used to attract possible future deputies.
Meetings are held every Thursday night from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office Training Center. The Training Center is located 284 Dallas Industrial Drive Dallas, GA 30132. These meetings consist of both classroom learning and practical exercises that allows Cadets to work hand in hand with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
The Public Safety Cadet program relies mainly on donations and fundraisers to fund the program. The Cadets have assisted the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office with events such as Law Enforcement Awareness Day, Trick or Treat Village, and other community events.