To be a Cadet

Date published: 09 May 2018 08:32

South Yorkshire Volunteer Police Cadets are ambassadors for the force; participating in a variety of activities, formal training and events as well as learning about the various roles within the Police.

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 aged between 15 - 17 years by 31 August in the year you apply
  • You need to live or attend a school/college in South Yorkshire


Recruitment is now closed for Cadets and will re-open in April 2019.


All successful Cadets will be expected to attend a two-day compulsory induction.

Start Date

The Cadet programme starts in September each year for a period of 12 months.