1. Cadet Leader

Be an inspiration to our cadets and develop your volunteering leadership. Apply to be a Volunteer Police Cadet Leader.

Our cadet leaders are vital in the running and preparation of our cadet programme, and in encouraging and guiding our young people through their policing journey.

As a cadet leader, you will volunteer your own time to be part of a team who lead and inspire young people as Volunteer Police Cadets.

From September 2020 we will have nine cadet units spread across Leicester and Leicestershire:

  • Central Leicestershire
  • Hinckley
  • Coalville
  • Charnwood
  • East Leicester
  • Melton Mowbray
  • Market Harborough
  • South Leicester
  • Lutterworth

As a cadet leader you will be given the choice of which unit you would like to join.

Each cadet unit meets for one evening a week throughout the academic year at designated locations. During these unit sessions, cadet leaders deliver sessions on the National Volunteer Police Cadet curriculum, various inputs from police departments and work on skills such as teambuilding. The National Volunteer Police Cadet curriculum covers topics such as law, community, communication and police procedures.

You'll also have the opportunity to support the cadets outside of the sessions when they volunteer in their community. Cadets are asked to volunteer a minimum of 3 hours per month in their community, assisting us with public events, crime prevention and engaging with our communities.

You'll receive regular training and we'll also enrol you to a level 1 safeguarding qualification. This is funded by us and completed online.