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Aged 13 to 17? Then this is your chance to support the community and develop leadership skills.
The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme provides a safe environment where young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the police and actively support the community.
As a 'Volunteer Police Cadet' you’ll be issued with a uniform and attend weekly sessions in term time lasting two hours in the evenings. You’ll learn about a wide range of policing and community-related topics and get to meet some of our specialise policing teams
As well as these weekly sessions, you’ll need to commit to volunteering for a minimum of three hours per month. We’ll help you find opportunities to do so. Every year our cadets have the opportunity to take part in some large-scale public events as well as more local volunteering close to the unit that you join.
As a cadet you will get the chance to work alongside police officers and staff at a variety of events and policing operations, leading to you achieving our Police Cadet Volunteering Award. In addition we host the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme in house and provide opportunities currently to achieve both the bronze and silver award along with the ability to use your cadet volunteering hours to count towards your DofE award if you do this with your school or another provider.
Our units are based in the following locations. We continue to look at setting up more units in the future.
To join us as a police cadet please download and fill out our application form, if you have any issues with application form please email: [email protected]
We have an enthusiastic and talented team of volunteer leaders made up of police officers, staff and people from the local community.
We're always looking for new adult volunteers to help as leaders within the scheme.
There are opportunities to become a leader no matter how many hours a week/month you are able to volunteer. The units operate around 2 hours per week in term times and you will be asked to assist in the running of sessions and supervision of cadets at policing events. You do not need any qualifications to become a leader as you will receive training to support you to develop your own knowledge and skillset.
Leaders do not have to have previous police experience, only an interest in helping young people achieve their best and reach their full potential. However, previous experience of working within a youth organisation would be advantageous.
If you can spare a couple of hours a week and are interested in becoming involved as a volunteer adult leader, please apply using the link below.
We are recruiting to all of our units, however the following units are in urgent need of new leaders;
A brief summary of the selection process is as follows:
You will also be offered a taster session at the unit that you would like to volunteer at.
We are now also running virtual awareness sessions which will give potential candidates an opportunity to speak with current leaders and members of our central VPC team, and ask any questions. To attend our next awareness seminar, please click here (Volunteer Police Cadet Leader - Awareness Seminar Tickets, October 3 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite)
If you would like to speak to us direct about the role, please contact us below.
At Hampshire Constabulary we are committed to being diverse and inclusive and we value difference. We strive to be reflective of the diverse communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applications from people from all backgrounds. To ensure every potential candidate has an equal opportunity of fairness, we offer support and guidance from the start. The Equality Act 2010 allows us to promote equality within Hampshire Constabulary by adopting Positive Action. Whether you are just thinking about a role within Hampshire Constabulary or have already applied, the Positive Action Team are here to assist you.
For more information please email: [email protected]
You can contact this team at any time, whether we are actively recruiting for a particular role or not.
For more information please email [email protected]
You can also follow our cadets and all the things we are involved in on Twitter using @HantsPolCadets