The cadets is a uniformed service open to teenagers from all backgrounds aged between 13 and 18*. You will get to learn about the police service and make a positive contribution to the community. You will also gain valuable skills and experience.
There are many benefits to being part of the police cadets. You will:
make new friends
help to reduce crime
help to make a difference in your community
develop a knowledge and understanding of the police force
gain and develop valuable skills
gain a sense of social responsibility
As a cadet, you will learn about a wide range of policing subjects. This will include the law, police procedures and specialist policing units, as well as valuable life skills such as first aid.
You will get the opportunity to help local policing teams in tackling local crime problems and represent the force at local community events such as fetes and shows.
At the age of 16, and after passing relevant sections, you will be able to go out on patrol with selected officers.
We place our cadets at the heart of promoting community safety by making a positive contribution to society. We will help you develop a sense of social responsibility and act as a role model to others. We aim to build your confidence and self-esteem and will encourage and support you to fulfil your potential.
We have Police Cadet Corps in seven locations in the county:
* Recruitment age is 13 years through to 16 years, however young people can remain as a cadet until the age of 18.