Cheshire Constabulary introduces its new Volunteer Police Cadet Programme


Always wanted to be a police officer?

Interested in how the police work?

Why not join our new Volunteer Police Cadet programme?


In 2013 Cheshire Constabulary saw the introduction of an exciting new Volunteer Police Cadet programme.


This exciting new programme is now being rolled out to the Eastern Area of Cheshire from September 2013, and will provide young people aged 16-18 the opportunity to engage in an accredited year long structured programme.


The programme provides interesting and exciting activities for you to engage in, whilst providing you with the opportunity to learn valuable new life skills.


As a Volunteer Police Cadet, you will engage in 12 weeks of interactive class based sessions at one of the Force police stations, before having the opportunity to put your new knowledge into practice within the community.  


Sessions include:

  • Crime and its Effects on Society
  • Root Cause and Criminalisation of Individuals
  • Approaches to Reduce Crime, Disorder & Anti-Social Behaviour
  • Communication
  • First Aid
  • Leadership

You will be provided with a uniform and could be representing Cheshire Constabulary at various events around the county.


Volunteer Police Cadets are also provided the opportunity of completing a Level 2 BTEC in Public Services which is equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A* - C.


At the end of the programme, you will graduate as a Volunteer Police Cadet and have the opportunity to then continue to work in support of the Force and their local community.



The Volunteer Police Cadet Programme is due to start in the Northern Area in January 2014 - this will cover the areas surrounding the towns of Widnes, Runcorn and Warrington and will be held on a Wednesday evening at Arpley Street Police Station.


If you’re interested in being a Volunteer Police Cadet please visit


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