Dyfed-Powys Police run a Volunteer Police Cadet scheme throughout the force area. The scheme is aimed at young people between 14 (year 10 in school) and 17.
The scheme aims to:
- promote a practical understanding of policing;
- encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship;
- provide volunteering opportunities which help and influence the way the police behave, giving you a voice in your community;
- Encourage young people to play an active part in their community.
The scheme has not been designed as a way to join the police when you’re 18, but it will give you the opportunity to improve your CV when the time comes to apply for a job or to University.
As a Volunteer Police Cadet, you will be given a unique insight into how the Police Service works. What exactly is theft? How do the police investigate incidents? How do you use a police radio? You’ll be given a uniform and will learn all about police powers and procedures. You also have the opportunity to assist and influence local policing teams on improving the service we provide to our communities.
We meet for two hours each week and we expect you to attend every week and to take a full and active part in the activities.
You will also have opportunities to work with your local community and to improve it through volunteering. We regularly undertake opportunities such as bike marking and providing crime prevention advice, we have conducted operations trying to buy age restricted goods such as alcohol and marshalled fun runs. We ask for a commitment of at least three hours of volunteering every month.
A number of activities are chosen by cadets themselves, so if there is something which is important to you, your leaders will advise and mentor you to lead a positive change in your area.
We currently have units meeting in Newtown, Brecon, Ammanford, Llanelli, Cardigan and Pembroke Dock.
If you would like more information please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 101 and ask for the Volunteer Police Cadet Coordinator.
You can also get more information on the Volunteer Police Cadets by visiting www.vpc.police.uk
Do you have what it takes to inspire and coach young people, helping them gain new skills along the way? THEN WE NEED YOU!
We have a number of opportunities for Volunteer Assistant Cadet Leaders across our area, in our six existing cadet units at Newtown, Brecon, Ammanford, Llanelli, Pembroke Dock and Cardigan with two new units at Carmarthen and Haverfordwest opening soon.
You’ll help to deliver the training programme at weekly meetings, assist when your cadet unit takes part in community events and fundraising activities, and act as a role model to young people in your community.
There's also an opportunity for volunteer leaders to gain expedition leader qualifications, sporting qualifications, as well as presentation and leadership skills. Along with these you will get to see the best of the young people of Dyfed-Powys and watch them grow and develop under your guidance.
You can find out more about the role and a full role profile by clicking here.