Cadet recruitment is open from Thursday 1 March to Saturday 31 March 2018.
You can either complete your application form electronically or handwritten. Please follow the instructions on the application form and ensure that all the relevant fields are completed before submitting.
Please download our information pack which will provide you with information around the application process, our cadet units and our frequently asked questions.
The programme invites young people aged 13 to 17 years to gain an unrivalled insight into policing and learn new skills and knowledge, all while helping their local community. It'll begin in September 2018 and will run for the academic year, with weekly unit meetings and exciting opportunities to volunteer in the evenings and weekends.
Could you be a police cadet?
If you will be turning 13 before 31 August 2018, you can apply to be a police cadet.
During your time with us you will be given a unique insight into policing, and you’ll get the opportunity to visit different policing units and see behind the scenes.
You’ll be mixing with a range of officers from different areas and backgrounds, and you’ll get to learn basic knowledge across a range of policing activities, including issues around drugs, alcohol and antisocial behaviour.
Volunteer Police Cadets help in the community and get involved with anything from local events to festivals and sporting matches. They also help the local policing teams by doing leaflet drops, crime prevention initiatives, community safety events and street surveys.
Thanks to the cadets, Leicestershire Police is able to better tackle issues that matter to local people. Cadets give up their time and energy for the benefit of the community and the people who are a part of it.
So... Could you do it? If so, click here to apply now.
Where are the VPC Units?
We currently have 12 VPC Units in 8 locations across Leicester and Leicestershire:
• Central Leicester
• East Leicester
• Melton Mowbray
• Market Harborough
• South Leicester
You'll be asked to list your preferred location, and we'll try to place you in a unit close to your school or home. Although we can't always guarantee that cadets will be offered their preferred choice.
What is the VPC programme?
The aims of the VPC programme are to:
• Promote a practical understanding of policing among all young people
• Encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship
• Support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard
• Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities
To find out more about the VPC National Programme, please visit the VPC website.
We are firmly committed to the principles of equal opportunities and encourage applications from all sections of our communities.