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West Mercia Police and Warwickshire Police Cadets is an alliance wide volunteer scheme. In West Mercia the scheme operates in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Worcestershire. The aim of the cadets is to support West Mercia's strategy of engagement with young people.

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West Mercia Police Cadets

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 eligible to be a cadet, you must:

  • live in Worcestershire, Herefordshire or Shropshire
  • be in year 11 at school, and
  • be eligible to start at a sixth form or other further education college, begin an apprenticeship or seek employment in September.

Young people can remain as cadets for two years.

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 Outdoor 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 - Hinton Community Centre
  • North Worcestershire - Redditch Police Station
  • Shropshire - Shrewsbury Police Station
  • South Worcestershire - Tudor Grange Academy, Worcester
  • Telford & Wrekin - Malinsgate Police Station, Telford