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Do you have what it takes to become a Volunteer Police Cadet?



What is a Volunteer Police Cadet? 


A uniformed youth group for 11 to 18yr olds, where you can have fun, gain tools for life and assist Durham Police. Develop a love for the outdoors and fitness.  


Cadets celebration

Why should you join us?

  • You'll meet new people in County Durham and Darlington
  • You'll take part in new and exciting activities
  • You'll develop your prospects for the future by gaining new skills and experiences
  • You'll get involved with your community and have opportunities to make a difference.


cadet walking


No Recruitment Currently

The current round of applications is now closed

What is involved?

You'll meet one evening a week, with additional dates for special events and trips. 

  • Taking part in crime prevention initiatives
  • Assisting with public safety events
  • Educational and awereness visits across emergency and community services.
  • Team building exercises
  • Physical fitness training
  • Fun and games 


Who can become a Police Cadet?

You need to be in or going into Year 7 or above and under 18 years old and 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, expressing your interest in the scheme. From there, you will be invited to attend an Engagement Event. On attendance, you will receive an application form.   



 For any futhure information please contact

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

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