Bedfordshire Volunteer Police Cadets 2018

Bedfordshire Police Force
Biggleswade , Headquarters, Kempston, Beds , Luton
Thinking About Your Future? Become a Volunteer Police Cadet

Bedfordshire Police currently has 98 Cadets, who follow a national programme helping them to gain life skills and an insight into life as a police officer. We are now recruiting for the three year programme starting in September 2018. Training sessions are held in Bedford and Luton on a Tuesday evening and in Biggleswade on a Thursday evening.

Bedfordshire Police Cadets covers a programme for young people over three years aged 15 to 18. The three year programme starts in September with training being held in Bedford on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Biggleswade on a Thursday evening and Luton on a Tuesday Evening.

We are recruiting for our First Year Programme and in order to be eligible, you must be aged 15 years by:
01 September 2018.
Bedfordshire Police Cadets aims to promote a practical understanding of police amongst young people, to support local policing through volunteering and to assist in community and crime prevention events.

Being a Cadet is also a great way to inspire young people to participate positively in their communities. Police Cadets take part in a variety of duties which include alcohol test purchasing, crime prevention, supporting other police departments at community events, marshalling and official ceremonies.

Bedfordshire Police Cadets are following a National Framework which covers 5 key areas: presentation, procedures, communication, law and health & safety. Each of these sections has a number of sessions which are all informative, interactive and inclusive.

The Cadets also have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers from different departments in the police service and to visit various different departments. The programme helps young people develop their skills, experience a variety of activities, make new friends and improve their self-esteem and confidence.

Cadets will also have the opportunity to participate in trips to national places of interest and take part in outdoor activities during term time holidays.

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This opportunity is closed to applications.