XA631 WYP Volunteer Police Cadet Programme 2021

Wakefield, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax
Volunteer Police Cadets

Recruitment for the September 2021 scheme is open!

Volunteer Police Cadets scheme for 13 – 17 year olds

Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Police Cadet?
• Do you have an interest in policing and public services?
• Would you like to volunteer in the service of your community?
• Would you like to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

You will be eligible to apply to the scheme if you meet the following criteria:
• 13 – 17 years of age
• Will be in year 9 or above at school/college in the new academic year this September
• Live in the county of West Yorkshire

Our programme is linked to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE). You must be in year 9 or above to register for the Bronze Award.

If you already have the Bronze Award and would be interested in completing the Silver Award, you may be offered the opportunity to join one of the Silver groups.

The scheme is not an entry route into a policing career, but you will have the opportunity to gain an insight into policing, develop key life skills and support your local community.

We welcome cadets from any background.

What’s involved?

As a Volunteer Police Cadet, you will have the opportunity to:
• gain an insight into policing
• make a difference to your local community through volunteering
• achieve the DofE Award
• take part in fun and exciting activities
• make new friendships
• develop key life skills

Cadet units meet once a week for two hours during the school term. This is normally after school in the late afternoon/early evening. Please contact your preferred location for details of local meeting days and times.

Volunteering events and expeditions usually take place on weekends.

West Yorkshire Police’s Volunteer Police Cadets scheme follows a two-year programme, which is linked to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (D of E). Over 300 cadets currently take part in the programme across all five districts of West Yorkshire.


We are recruiting cadets in the following locations:
Bradford, Calderdale*, Kirklees, Leeds and Wakefield.
*Please note Calderdale district is only recruiting cadets to join the Silver, Year 2 group at this time.

Closing date: 23rd July 2021

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused because it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (This link may be copied and pasted into your browser). This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form. Please note: the Evidence of Achievement section will not be visible until the employment section has been completed.

No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.