The programme invites young people aged 13 to 17 years to gain an unrivalled insight into policing and learn new skills and knowledge, all while helping their local community. It'll begin in September and will run for the academic year, with weekly unit meetings and exciting opportunities to volunteer in the evenings and weekends.
During your time with us you will be given a unique insight into policing, and you’ll get the opportunity to visit different policing units and see behind the scenes.
You’ll be mixing with a range of officers from different areas and backgrounds, and you’ll get to learn basic knowledge across a range of policing activities, including issues around drugs, alcohol and antisocial behaviour.
Volunteer Police Cadets help in the community and get involved with anything from local events to festivals and sporting matches. They also help the local policing teams by doing leaflet drops, crime prevention initiatives, community safety events and street surveys.
Thanks to the cadets, Leicestershire Police is able to better tackle issues that matter to local people. Cadets give up their time and energy for the benefit of the community and the people who are a part of it.
We currently have 12 VPC Units in 8 locations across Leicester and Leicestershire:
You'll be asked to list your preferred location, and we'll try to place you in a unit close to your school or home. Although we can't always guarantee that cadets will be offered their preferred choice.