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

To join, please register an ‘expression of interest’ by emailing the cadet recruitment team on: Please include your full name, address, DOB, contact details, location you would like to join and a short description of why you are interested in joining.

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.