Volunteer Police Cadets

Recruitment has now closed for our 2017/18 Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) programme.

The programme will begin in September 2017 and run for the school academic year.

Volunteer Police Cadets are young people aged between 13 and 17 who are passionate about adding an extra dimension to their lives, and have a keen interest in policing. They play a vital role in helping us to deliver and improve the service we provide to our communities.

Could you be a police cadet?

If you will be turning 13 before 31 August 2017, 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.

Where are the VPC Units?

We currently have 12 VPC Units in 8 locations across Leicester and Leicestershire:

• Central Leicester
• Hinckley
• Coalville
• Charnwood
• East Leicester
• Melton Mowbray
• Market Harborough
• South Leicester

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.

Please follow our twitter account for updates, or email us with any questions you may have.

We are firmly committed to the principles of equal opportunities and encourage applications from all sections of our communities.

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