Thank you for your interest in Thames Valley Police Volunteer Police Cadets. At this time our Cadet Units are closed and not accepting applications. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. Please monitor this website for updates on when they will be re-opened.

TVP’s Cadets scheme gives young people an opportunity to develop their qualities and skills through a structured programme and to enhance the relationship between the public and police. You will take part in neighbourhood policing initiatives, plus community activities and events.

The scheme encourages the spirit of adventure, offering the opportunity for you to be heard, support your community and develop skills to become a fantastic citizen in a fun and friendly environment.

Our aims

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

Who can apply?

The Volunteer Police Cadets are a diverse group of young people aged 13-18 years who have a desire to support their local communities and gain a practical understanding of policing. Applications from 13-16 year olds will be prioritised over 17 year olds so that they have sufficient time to complete the curriculum.

Application process

Thank you for your interest in Thames Valley Police Volunteer Police Cadets. The Cadet Units remain closed at this time but we are beginning to accept applications. The demand for a Cadet space within the Thames Valley Policing area is currently very high. Please contact for further information.

Mini Police

Introduced in Berkshire for children in years five and six, the scheme gives younger children the opportunity to gain an insight and get involved in policing.