The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by the Police, and open to young people aged 13-18 from across the UK’s diverse communities, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances, and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.


The Volunteer Police Cadet programme offers a fantastic variety of opportunities to the young people involved, many of which would otherwise be well beyond their expectations.

Preparing for your future

The aim is to prepare young people for their future by providing varied activities and opportunities to develop qualifications, enhance inter-personal skills and confidence, and achieve a sense of pride through supporting community policing.

In addition, the programme is intended to enhance Cadets’ opportunities for further education, employment and training.

Register your interest

If you would like to join as a Cadet, please select the ‘Register your interest’ button below.

We are always looking for volunteer Cadet Leaders so we can make more spaces available in the future and cater for more Cadets. Even if prospective leaders cannot commit to attending every week, we'd still like to hear from you. Please apply by selecting the ‘Register your interest’ button below. Please remember that you have to be over 18 to be a Cadet Leader.

Register your interest