We are not currently recruiting for the cadet programme - please check back soon!
The West Mercia Police Cadet Programme is part of the wider Citizens in Policing Programme (CiP) with a vision to connect communities with policing and policing with communities.
The Cadet Programme is designed to build bridges between young people, the community and the police. The scheme is about taking a mixture of young people and helping them make a difference for themselves and their community.
The scheme actively encourages young people from all parts of the community regardless of educational needs, challenging behaviour or disability. Cadets learn about the law, police procedures, and specialist units developing skills that police officers need such as communication, team working and understanding of community issues. They take part in family community events, police events, letter drops and in some areas, test purchasing for alcohol and cigarettes as well as Social Action projects.
The aims of the scheme are to promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people, and to:
To encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship
To support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard
Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities
Police cadets, help and assist in the community by getting involved in stewarding in local events such as fairs, town shows, carnivals and other local events. We also assist in high profile events in your areas.
As a West Mercia Police Cadet you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of training from first aid, personal fitness and drill.
You will be trained in leadership, conflict resolution and develop to become a positive role model and advocate for your younger peers. You will achieve this through team working for example on the outward bounds activity weeks. You will have the confidence and skills to resolve conflict and become transformational leaders in your communities.
Your activities will include supporting local policing teams at high profile public events, delivering crime prevention advice, visiting vulnerable and elderly care homes, assisting the public at community events and mystery shopper activities to kerb the underage sale of alcohol, knives, fireworks and cigarettes.
West Mercia Police Cadets is a perfect opportunity to meet new people, make friends, improve your life skills and volunteer in your community. You will gain a lot from the Police Cadets, aside from experience, and being able to put it on your CV will make you stand out to any employer.
The weekly sessions include a wide range of activities such as:
Team building exercises
Physical exercise/ activity
Class room based sessions
Lessons from the VPC
Lessons delivered by the Cadets
Online lessons/ E-learning
During your time as a Cadet you will be expected to follow a structured development programme. This will lead towards a 'Level 2 Award in Leadership & Team Skills' qualification.
How to Apply?
We are not currently recruiting for the cadet programme. Please check back soon.