• Volunteer Police Cadets

    Volunteer Police Cadets are young people, aged 13-17, who learn about policing and crime and take part in various police related activities, such as crime prevention projects. The Cadet Scheme provides a diversionary activity for young people, increases their knowledge of policing, and breaks down any actual or perceived barriers between young people and the police. At least 25% of Cadets are from backgrounds vulnerable to crime and/or social exclusion and is inclusive of those with diverse needs. Each Cadet Scheme (of around 30 young people) is led by a mix of Police Officers/Police Staff, Special Constables and Police Support Volunteers. Cadet Scheme Team Leaders volunteer around 4-hours per week, and are generally a long-term volunteering opportunity. Cadet Scheme Team Leaders are recruited in the following way: The process involves: 1) Application form; 2) Interview; 3) Background and security checks.

    Contact for further details: lana ward - Administration
    Contact phone number: 07488245822

    Day: Wednesday, Thursday
    Time: 18:00 - 20:00
    Frequency: Weekly
    Cost: Free

    Professional Referral: No
    Self Referral:
    Accessible for disabled people: Yes
    Accessible for people with language needs: Yes

    About the host organisation

    Hosted by: GMP Volunteer Police Cadets
    Organisation Profile:

    The Volunteer Police Cadets is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout England & Wales

    The Aims of the VPC are:-
    •To promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people.
    •To encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
    •To support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard.
    • To inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.

    The VPC is a diverse group of young people aged 8 - 18 years, who have a desire to support their local communities and gain a practical understanding of policing, developing their leadership skills by undertaking challenging social action projects in their communities.