West Mercia Police Cadets is a force wide volunteer scheme operating in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire. The aim of the cadets is to support West Mercia's strategy of engagement with young people.
The scheme is aimed at young people who wish to engage in a programme that offers them an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing, develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship, while supporting their local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities.
To be eligibile to be a cadet, you must be:
- aged 16.
- and have finished secondary education and are thus eligible to start that September at a sixth form or other further education college; begin an apprenticeship or seek employment.
Young people can remain as cadets for two years.
The application process for 2013 is now closed. We will open recruitment for new cadets again in January 2014.
As a cadet, you will undertake a variety of activities, including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team working, role playing and taking part in team building weekends and Outward Bound events. Cadets will also gain an insight into police life, through talks by guest speakers from different departments and agencies and by taking part in local community policing events.
Cadets are a family where discipline, friendship and team work are all important. By being a police cadet, you have the satisfaction of knowing that as a young person you are making a difference to your community and developing yourself for any future career.
Meetings will take place every Thursday at the following locations:
- Herefordshire - Hereford Academy
- North Worcestershire - Kingsley School, Redditch
- Shropshire - Shrewsbury Police Station
- South Worcestershire - Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester
- Telford & Wrekin - Malinsgate Police Station, Telford
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