To be a Cadet

Date published: 02 May 2019 10:33

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 2019 is now CLOSED

Closing Date was: Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Successful candidates will be invited for interview. Interviews will take place on 28, 30 & 31 May 2019.

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, 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 2019 and no older than 17 years of age by 31 March 2020

  • You need to live or attend a school/college in South Yorkshire


All successful candidates will be expected to attend a two day Induction programme on 28 & 29 August 2019.

Start Date

The cadet programme starts on 4 September 2019.