Apply now to become a police cadet

Recruitment for the Volunteer Police Cadets is now open for the Bourne corps only.

We are accepting applications until 31 October 2021.

Are you eligible?

To apply, you must be aged 13 to 16 years, but if you are successful you can stay with us until your 18th birthday.

Before you start your application, check that you are eligible to apply.

How to apply

Download the application forms below and return via email to

You can also return your application by post to:

Volunteer Team
Lincolnshire Police Headquarters
PO Box 999

You should return your application by Sunday 31 October 2021.  We will not consider late applications.

Please do not return to your local police station.

In your application you should include reasons why you want to be a cadet, your qualities and what you hope to gain from the scheme.

You must also complete and return a health information form with your application.  This information is not used during the papersift process.  We need this information so we can make any necessary adjustments or considerations while you are in our care at the selection board.

What happens next?

Your application will go through a formal paper sift process. If you have been unsuccessful at the application stage you will be notified after the closing date.

If you are successful, we will invite you to attend a selection board. 

The selection Board will be held at Bourne Police Station between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 14 November 2021.  No other dates are available.

We will notify you of the outcome of your selection board within 14 days.

If you are successful, you will receive an offer of a place with cadets subject to passing vetting checks.  

Vetting can take up to eight weeks to be completed.  Once complete, we will write to you with the outcome and confirm your start date.

See the full recruitment process here

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at

Good luck!

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