I'm Sergeant Danny Graham, the Lead Coordinator for the Leicestershire Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) programme and I work with a team of Cadet Leaders to deliver the programme to our young people.
I've been in uniformed services for more than 24 years; I served in the British Army for seven and a half years and the police for just over 17 years. During my policing career Ive had a variety of roles from working in the Criminal Investigation Department to working in areas such as Hate Crime and Neighbourhood Policing.
I am looking forward to seeing the VPC programme grow from strength to strength and will ensure the cadets have a superb policing experience.
This is a great opportunity and one I wouldn't change for the world.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me, I'd be more than happy to help.
What is a Cadet Leader?
Cadet Leaders offer their time to assist in the facilitation and preparation and delivery of the VPC programme, and they are a vital part of the team. The team is made up of police staff, PCSOs, police volunteers, Special Constables and police officers. They work with other Cadet Leaders to provide support to the VPC Lead Coordinator; in areas of training, administration and operations, and motivating cadets to ensure a positive volunteering experience. It is a flexible role however a minimum of four hours per week are required and are subject to local agreement.
Cadet Leader PC Glenn Musgrove
Ive been a police officer for more than 28 years and have had a range of operational roles from a firearms officer to an advanced driver, responding to 999 calls. I became a Cadet Leader because I wanted to be involved with young people who are interested in learning about how the organisation works. Its refreshing to be able to give something worthwhile back to the community.
Cadet Leader PC Russ Johnson
Being a Cadet Leader is such a rewarding experience and I really enjoy putting my own time into it. It keeps you on your toes but it feels good knowing youre helping these young people to build confidence, citizenship skills, self-esteem and life skills. Ive been a police officer for 30 years and have worked with young people for half of my time.
Could you put your skills and experience to good use for the police?
Could you work as part of a team?
Could you lead young people and inspire them?
We have a number of opportunities for you to become a Cadet Leader so if youre passionate about working with talented young people and feel you could offer them your experience and knowledge then please contact [email protected] with an expression of interest and any relevant skills or experience you have.