Volunteer Police Cadets 2022

Vacancy Type
Area Command / Department
Contract Type
Salary Range
Closing Date


Apply to be a Volunteer Police Cadet with Northumbria Police now!



Joining the cadets is about way more than aspiring to be a future police officer. Every year we welcome people from any background – whether they have an interest in the police or not.


This is a great opportunity to try new experiences, explore new places, meet new people and develop some fantastic skills! Our groups meet once a week during school term time for 3 years and are led by officers, staff, and volunteers across Northumbria Police. Joining the cadets will give you a chance to speak for and support your local community, learn new life skills and, most importantly, have fun!


As a police cadet you’ll be part of something completely different. Here are some of the great things you’ll get involved in –


·       Visit areas of police work like Forensics, and our Dogs and Horses Section

·       Conducting a night shift patrol

·       Take part in crime prevention initiatives

·       Help police community events (e.g. Sunderland Airshow, Northumberland County Fairs, Newcastle Pride)

·       Work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

It’s not all about the police – you’ll get involved in local programmes such as visiting schools and care homes, join in with sports sessions, and even learn first aid. And it’s also a bonus that all of this looks great on your CV!

After completing your induction training, you’ll attend a special Attestation evening where you will take the Cadet Oath in front of your family and friends.

Don’t worry if you’ve never been part of a club or group before or if you’ve previously been in trouble with the police – this is a great opportunity to find out exactly what you are capable of and be part of a great team.

And if you’re not quite sure if it’s for you or have any questions, we’d be happy to chat – just get in touch at Citizensinpolicing@northumbria.police.uk.  


You’ll need to have lived in the UK for 3 years as well as currently living in the Northumbria Police Area (you can find out more on this link Home | Police.uk (www.police.uk)


You must also either be 13 or 14 on or before the 31st August 2022, turning 14 or 15 in the academic year that falls between 1st September 2022 – 31st August 2023 (going into Year 9 or 10).