Do you want the opportunity to find out more about operational policing? How about learning transferable skills to help you in the future? Maybe you’d like the chance to get to know other young people interested in helping to shape the future of policing?
If you answered yes then why not become a Volunteer Police Cadet with Humberside Police?
The Volunteer Police Cadets is a national uniformed youth organisation and is based in 6 locations around the Humberside Policing area (Grimsby, Hull, Bridlington, Goole, Beverley and Scunthorpe).
Each year applications are open to young people aged 15 & 16 years old who would like to join the wider policing family, learn more about the role the police play in our communities and help us give young people a voice.
To be a Volunteer Police Cadet you must be enthusiastic, dedicated and willing to commit to 2 hours a week (in term time only) to take part in training, learning more about policing and our partner agencies. You will also volunteer at least 3 hours a month to working alongside our full time colleagues and those in our communities.
There is no need for formal qualifications and a uniform will be provided to successful applicants. All applications will be subject to vetting procedures.
Becoming a Volunteer Police Cadet we will provide you will the opportunity to learn new skills, develop positive relationships with our partner agencies and local communities, whilst being an ambassador for Humberside Police.
Humberside Police Cadets have completed first aid courses, taken part in team building challenges and learnt all about different areas of policing from Crime Scene Investigation to Riot Training to understanding how to support the most vulnerable people in our communities.
We recognise that young people have an important part to play within their local community and the future of the police service. We are therefore committed to engaging with young people all over our force to make sure they have the opportunity to lead rewarding and productive lives.
Through the Volunteer Police Cadets we work to let the voices of young people in our communities be heard, helping to shape not only their futures but also our own.
We therefore aim to work with our Cadets to give them the experiences that will benefit them in the future whether that is within policing or wherever their future will take them. A number of cadets have gone on to become Police Officers, Special Constables, members of staff and Volunteer Cadet Leaders.
Be sure to follow @HP_LifestyleYET on Twitter to find out more about what our cadets get up to and see when applications are open.
The Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme works with young people from the ages of 15–19 to help give them an understand of policing if you wish to get involved in the scheme please contact the Community Safety Unit on 01472 721218 or email Cadets@humberside.pnn.police.uk to find out more.
Read about retired Police Officer Graham Benson - who is one of our amazing Police Cadet Leaders: [Graham Benson]
*All Volunteer Cadet Leaders will be subject to Vetting Procedures.