Volunteer Police Cadets
The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme is open to young people aged 13-18 living in Lancashire and will give you the chance to experience the full spectrum of policing within Lancashire, while carrying out fundraising challenges. You will also take part in many projects aimed at breaking down barriers between the police, young people and the wider community, while working towards gaining a BTEC qualification.
Police Cadets help and assist in the community by getting involved in stewarding local events such as fairs, town shows, carnivals and other local events. They also help the local neighbourhood policing teams do leaflet drops, crime prevention initiatives, community safety events and street surveys.
Police Cadets are taught basic knowledge in a variety of policing activities and the law gaining an insight into road traffic collisions, first aid, officer safety, conflict management, the caution, and stop & search powers.
The Cadets also have the opportunity to visit different departments in the police service, such as Air Support Unit, Dog Section, Firearms unit, Roads Policing and Scenes of Crime unit.
The scheme aims to give young people a chance to express their feelings on policing issues and to make a positive contribution to their community. Cadets will follow a programme where they will develop their skills, experience a variety of activities, make new friends, improve self-esteem and confidence and achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
Interested in applying?
The recruitment phase for Lancashire Constabulary Cadets has now been completed. Many thanks for all those who took the time to apply. Further recruitment will be as and when vacancies arise.
If you would like to be considered for future vacancies please contact the Cadet Coordinator for your area and ask to be added to the waiting list
Blackpool and Fylde – PS Rik Irving - Richard.Irving@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Lancaster and Morecambe – Nin Fletcher – Nin.Fletcher@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
South Ribble – PS Al McMiken – Alistair.Mcmiken@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Preston – Ps Helen Dixon – Helen.Dixon@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley – PS Kathryn McIntyre – Kathryn.Mcintyre@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Blackburn and Darwen – PS Rob Evans – Robert.Evans@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Burnley – PS Natasha Shaw – Natasha.Shaw@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
We are hoping to recruit an additional 50 cadets for the Nelson and Colne area and West Lancashire mid 2014.
For more information please email Sergeant Helen Nellany: Helen.email@example.com
Two of our Cadet schemes have their own Facebook pages – you can follow their progress through the course via the following links;
The cadet schemes also have their own blogs on our young persons’ website, Trust Ed.
The cadets will be writing articles and adding photos and videos showing what activities and events they have been involved with. Take a look at: