The Role and Purpose of the Lincolnshire Police Cadet Service
Encourage and support our young people through positive diversionary activities, with the aim of building self-confidence and self-esteem, enabling young people to reach their full potential.
Engage young people from all backgrounds and help them develop skills, social responsibility and knowledge to make good life choices.
Promote positive images of young people and the police within the community, serving with PRIDE.
To build stronger and safer communities through engagement, prevention and education and emphasising young people’s positive contribution to the society in which they live.
Develop each cadet to maintain his or her volunteering role within Lincolnshire Police and support any future aspiration.
Encourage young people to act as peer role models as they represent the Lincolnshire Police
Assist Lincolnshire Police by placing the cadets at the heart of promoting community safety and crime prevention within Lincolnshire.
- Be aged between 14 and 17 (although you will not be required to leave cadets until your 19th birthday)
- Live or attend school within the Lincolnshire Police area
- Be able to commit to one evening per week (Wednesdays)
How can I apply?
Recruitment takes places in January and June each year. The recruitment line will open on 1st January to 30st January and 1st June to 30th June each year. Applications will not be issued outside of these times. Applications accepted after this time will not be considered. Applicants will then be invited to attend a selection board in February and July respectively. Contact details will be publicised in the lead up to recruitment campaigns.
Benefits of becoming a Cadet
- Make new friends
- Help to reduce crime
- Help to make a difference in your community
- Develop a knowledge and understanding of the Police Force
- Develop valuable skills
Where are Cadets held?
There are currently 5 Cadet Corps based within the county:
Each Corps meets on Wednesday evening, usually at their local Police Station, from 7pm to 9pm, except Lincoln which is 6pm to 8pm.
What do Cadets do?
Cadets will be taught about the law, police procedures, drill, first aid and also learn about some of the specialist units within the Force.
They will also get the opportunity to help Neighbourhood Policing Teams tackle local crime problems. At the age of 16 (after successfully passing relevant sections) Cadets are allowed to go out on patrol with selected officers.
Cadets also represent the Force at local community events, such as local fetes, bonfire displays etc.