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Cadet Scheme

We are currently reviewing our cadet memberships and will deal with applications as we receive them according to availability.





Currently Recruiting

The current round of applications is now open

What is involved?

You'll meet one evening a week at either Durham or Darlington, with additional dates for special events, volunteering and trips. 

Wednesday evenings 6.30pm - 8pm

Junior cadets aged 11-14 years.

Senior cadets aged 15-17 years.

  • Taking part in crime prevention initiatives
  • Learning about the Police and Law
  • Visits to local Policing departments
  • Assisting with public safety events
  • Educational and awereness visits across emergency and community services
  • Team building exercises
  • Completing the Police bleep test and physical fitness training
  • Fun and games 
  • Opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh's Award
  • Making a difference within the local community

 Who can become a Police Cadet?

You need to be in Year 7 or above and be under 18 years old, have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. You must live within Co Durham and Darlington (Durham Police force area)

So, you want to be a Cadet? 

To become a Volunteer Police Cadet, we ask that you contact the Email address below and look out for the recruitment window on this website.


For any further information please contact

DAAC The Old Courthouse
Newcastle Road,
Chester le Street,
Co Durham