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Cadet recruitment process

Stage 1: Application

Applications are only available during recruitment campaigns for cadets.  

Forms can be downloaded from this website when a campaign is open.  Recruitment is normally open twice a year in March and August.  The following procedure applies when recruitment is open.

Check that you are eligible to apply before completing the application pack.  

Return your application electronically to volunteers@lincs.pnn.police.uk.

Alternatively, you can post your application to the address stated below and on the form.

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.

Return your application within the given timescales.  We will not consider late applications.

You must also complete and return a health information form and eligibility 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 and throughout your time as a police cadet.

Due to the high number of applications, we do operate a paper sift process.  Not all applications will progress to Stage 2.  You will be informed in writing as to whether or not you have been successful at Stage 1. If you are successful will be invited to proceed to Stage 2 – the Selection Board.

If you submit an application, you must commit to attend the Selection board on the date and time shown for your chosen corps.  We will send you some information and forms to complete that you must bring with you to the Selection Board, together with proof of your identity.

Stage 2: Selection board

If you are successful at the application stage, we will invite you to attend a selection board.  Dates will be advertsied when recruitment opens.  Please note, alternative dates cannot be offered.

The selection board will take place at your local corps police station.  

You will be notified of the outcome within 10 days of the selection board.  We will offer positions subject to passing vetting requirements.

Stage 3: Pre-joining checks

We will conduct vetting checks before you are able to join.

Stage 4: Confirmation

Once all the necessary checks are complete, we will write to you to confirm your acceptance.

Your application will be held until we have confirmation of a start date as a Cadet.  This process can take up to 6 weeks.

More help and support

Volunteer Team
Lincolnshire Police Headquarters
PO Box 999

15 Jun 20 8:12 AM

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