Volunteer Police cadets
Police Cadets is a three year scheme for young people across the force area. Anyone aged 14 or 15 can apply. It provides an opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities.
The scheme is led by officers and trainers from Northumbria Police to provide young people with an opportunity to develop key life skills.
What are the benefits?
You’ll meet new people
You’ll take part in loads of activities
You’ll develop your prospects for the future by gaining new skills and experience
You’ll get involved with your local community and have the opportunities to make a real difference
You’ll get to see what it’s like to be a police officer
You’ll work towards your Duke of Edinburgh award.
Volunteer Police cadets will meet once a week – normally on a mid-week night – with possible additional dates for special events and trips. Each week you’ll be trained in a different subject. Your initial training will also include sport, exercise and looking after your new uniform. After completing your induction training you’ll attend a special Attestation evening where you will take the Cadet Oath in front of your family and friends.
The types of activity you’ll get involved with after your initial training will include:
First Aid skills
Taking part in crime prevention initiatives
Assisting with public safety at community events
Visits to departments within the police service
Working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award
Team building activities
Problem solving, leadership and communication skills
Fundraising for a local charity
Conducting a night-shift patrol