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Cadet Schemes

DAAC’s 3 Step Approach is built into the Cadet programme.

The aims of our Cadet programme are to:

cadet-aimsWe want to Educate and inform our Cadets. They learn about the role of the police in the community and are introduced to Problem Orientated Policing (POP) Plans. The need for self discipline is introduced with uniform, parade and pass-out training. Personal development is also supported with CV building, peer mentoring and leadership training.

Cadet Training

Gaining an understanding of the local Community and how they can become active citizens is a key objective for our Cadets. They are introduced to multi agency working, voluntary organisations and environmental initiatives. This may include supporting public events, junior neighbourhood watch, blogging/social networking and fundraising for example.

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Our Cadets participate in a wide range of activities that are designed to be fun while facilitating personal development. This could include trying a new sport such as rock climbing or martial arts, improving health and fitness through healthy eating or getting involved in the community thorough volunteering or peer mentoring.

Cadet Fitness

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 experience
  • You'll get involved with your community and have opportunities to make a difference


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. Your initial training will include parade and looking after your uniform, you'll cover the entire cadet model of education, community and activities, this will include:

  • Taking part in crime prevention initiatives
  • Assisting with public safety events
  • Visits to various and diverse police departments
  • Team building exercises
  • Physical fitness training

Will I get a uniform?

Yes all cadets will be issued with a police cadet uniform

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.

How do I apply

Please download application form , applicant must complete form in own handwriting and posted to:

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


PLEASE NOTE - We are currently not recruiting.


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