Nathan M. Wolfe Law Cadet Academy

The Law Cadet Academy was organized in 1973 by The American Legion, Department of South Carolina for high school students who were interested in a future career in Law Enforcement. This program was started to give the students a better working knowledge of  the Law Enforcement field and to show the everyday demands of an officer. Past Department Commander Nathan M. Wolfe was a great supporter of the program. Mr. Wolfe helped organize the start of the law enforcement cadet academy in 1973 and was involved in the program every year until his passing in 2003.

The mission for the Nathan Wolfe Academy is to immerse young adults into an environment of structure and discipline to guide them through a  week of instructions, lectures, and hands on training. The intent is to provide the youth with a more informative view of law enforcement and the training that goes on behind the scenes. It is the goal of the Nathan Wolfe Law Enforcement Academy to provide each young adult with a broad view of law enforcement in South Carolina and give them an opportunity to have a hands on experience.

The Nathan M. Wolfe Law Enforcement Cadet Academy is held in June of every year, at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, 5400 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC.

2018 Law Cadet Dates are June 16, to June 22, 2018. All Cadets check in at 1:00 pm. Information will be in the packet sent to each Cadet on what they will need to bring or leave at home. ALL Applications and fees due to Department Headquarters no later than May 1st 2017. Cost per cadet is $175.00 plus a $25.00 registration fee. Do not send applications until they have been completed, this includes all permission forms, copy of drivers licenses or driving permits, health forms and fees.

Pertinent information will  be in the packet sent to each selected cadet.

​​Following are the current members of the Law Cadet Academy committee:

Steve Robillard -