To be a Cadet

Date published: 12 February 2020 15:37

South Yorkshire Volunteer Police Cadets represent the Force at community events and participate in a variety of activities and formal training as well as learning about various roles within the Police.

Applications for Cadets

Applications accepted from 1st -30th April 2020. The online application form will be available from 1st April

Successful candidates will be invited for interview. Interviews will take place on 26, 28, & 29 May 2020

What you will learn as a Cadet

During the scheme you will explore the following subjects:

• citizenship

• personal development

• police powers

• road safety

• personal safety

• diversity issues

• crime prevention

• drug law and connected issues

• radio/communications

• theft/criminal damage

• public order/sporting events

Expectations of Cadets

You will be expected to:

• dress smartly and wear appropriate uniform when attending cadet evenings and other events

• adhere to force policy on dress and personal appearance at work, which covers hair - for example no shaved areas/ patterns, natural coloured hair only, long hair tied up in a bun - facial hair, jewellery, cosmetics and tattoos

• supply your own plain black shoes/boots which must be worn with black socks

• attend a weekly district meeting held on a Wednesday evening and volunteer for additional activities that may take place at evenings and weekends

• be punctual at all times and inform the cadet manager if delayed for any reason.

• participate in no acts likely to bring discredit on either the South Yorkshire Police Volunteer Cadets or South Yorkshire Police

• successfully pass Force vetting procedures and a probationary period.


  • You need to be 15 years of age by 31 August 2020 and no older than 17 years of age by 31 March 2021

  • You need to live in South Yorkshire


All successful candidates will be expected to attend a two day Induction programme between 17-21 August 2020

Start Date

The cadet programme starts on 2 September 2020