Why should you become a police cadet?

First and foremost, because it's really good fun. But there are lots of other reasons too:

  • make new friends: Become part of our policing family and build friendships that will last a lifetime.
  • learn new skills: Build your confidence, team work and leadership abilities whilst you learn new skills.
  • become a community champion: Help your community by taking part in policing operations and crime prevention initiatives.
  • complete your Duke of Edinburgh's Award: An award universally recognised by employers that sets you apart.
  • enhance your CV: Whether you want to go to college or university or go straight into work, you'll have a unique experience to talk about in interviews.

If you're aged 10 to 18 years old and are looking for a fun, challenging, and exciting way to gain new skills and help your community, join the volunteer police cadets. Be The Change.

Contact your local scheme to find out more

More on becoming a volunteer police cadet