NHW – Cambridgeshire Volunteer Police Cadets

Cadet Leader Recruitment – Could you be a Cadet Leader?
Do you have what it takes to inspire and encourage a young generation?
The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout the UK.
The purpose of the VPC is not to recruit police officers of the future, but to encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship amongst its members.
We believe that every young person deserves the opportunity to thrive, regardless of his or her background. We encourage young people from all backgrounds to join, including those who may be vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.
We have a diverse group of young people aged 13 to 18 years, who have the desire to support their local communities and gain an understanding of policing. The aims of the Voluntary Police Cadets (VPC) are to;

  • promote a practical understanding of policing amongst young people
  • encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship
  • support local policing priorities by volunteering and giving young people a chance to be heard
  • inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.

?Cadet leaders give young people a stable role model while looking after their welfare and encouraging their development and aspirations.
The voluntary role involves engaging with young people and gives leaders the opportunity to develop their own skills by undertaking challenging social action projects in communities, such as fundraising and supporting older people in areas such as cybercrime.
Whilst most of our leaders come from the policing family, we welcome adults from all walks of life and particularly encourage those without a policing background.
You will undergo vetting to the highest national standards, enabling you to work alongside young people. You will receive training to support you to develop your own knowledge and skill-set.
If you can spare just three hours (or more!) a month and wish to support your community and the young people of Cambridgeshire, please do get in touch – this could be exactly what you’re looking for!
We have Cadet Units in Ely, Cambridge, St Neots, Cambourne, Wisbech and Peterborough.  We are looking for Leaders for all units but specifically in Cambourne and Peterborough.

If you are interested in volunteering your time to support our cadets or for further information, please get in touch with us at Cadets@cambs.pnn.police.uk

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Mike Brooks (Police, Watch Co-Ordinator, Cambridgeshire)

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