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Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Cadets is a volunteer scheme for young people. For Warwickshire the scheme began in September 2014 in Leamington and Nuneaton.

The aim of the scheme is to support Warwickshire Police's strategy of engagement with young people throughout the force area.

It is aimed at young people who wish to be part of a year programme that offers an opportunity to gain a practical understanding of policing and develop their spirit of adventure and good citizenship

From September 2018 the Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police Cadets will follow the National Volunteer Police Cadet model to include young people between the ages of 13 and 18, that years 9 to year 12.

In Warwickshire we are proud to announce that in September 2019 we will be expanding the scheme and effectively double our number of Police Cadets.

We have two units in Warwickshire, one in Nuneaton that covers North Warwickshire and one in Leamington Spa which covers South Warwickshire.

From September 2019 each unit will have two sections, one Junior section for Cadets aged 13 to 16 years and one Senior section for cadets aged 16 to 18 years. Cadets will be able to transition from Juniors to Seniors after their GCSE's. Each section will run on a different night.

Cadets support local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and positive participation in their communities.

They take part in a variety of activities including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team building, role playing and Outdoor events.

Cadets can gain an insight into police life through talks by guest speakers from different departments and agencies and by taking part in local community policing events.

Police cadets are a family where discipline, friendship and team work are all important.

If you become a police cadet, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that as a young person you are making a difference to your community and developing yourself for any future career.

In return we ask you to commit to attend the weekly meetings and to give 15 hours of voluntary work per quarter.

Meetings will take place every Thursday between 6pm and 9pm at the following locations:

  • Leamington Spa
  • Nuneaton

To apply to be a Warwickshire Police Cadet you must:

  • live in Warwickshire
  • be aged 13 to 16 on September 1st 2019

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