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 a week, and we expect you to attend every week, actively participating in wide range of activities and events.
You will also have opportunities to work with your local community and to improve it through volunteering. Our Volunteer Police Cadets regularly provide services to our communities, such as bike marking, beach cleaning, and offer crime prevention advice to members of the public. They also assist with operations and events, including trying to buy age restricted goods such as alcohol as part of pre-planned operations, and marshalling 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, Carmarthen, Cardigan, Haverfordwest, and Pembroke Dock.
You can also get more information on the volunteer police cadets by visiting www.vpc.police.uk
We are currently closed for Volunteer Police Cadet recruitment
Could you be one of our Volunteer Police Cadet leaders?
Do you have what it takes to inspire, coach and support young people? Become a Volunteer Assistant Cadet Leader with Dyfed-Powys Police.
The aims of the Volunteer Police Cadets are -
to promote a practical understand of policing amongst all young people
to encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship
to support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people the chance to be heard
to inspire young people to participate positively in their communities
As an Assistant Cadet Leader your duties will include helping to deliver the training programme at the scheduled weekly evening meetings, supporting our young volunteers to achieve their goals, as well as helping to develop their skills and encouraging them to become good citizens within their own communities. The Assistant Cadet Leader full role profile is below.
We have a number of opportunities for Volunteer Assistant Cadet Leaders across the force area within our 8 cadet units at Newtown, Brecon, Ammanford, Llanelli, Pembroke, Cardigan, Carmarthen and Haverfordwest.