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The Cumbria Police Cadet scheme is now closed. We will be in touch with all applicants successful or otherwise to join the 2019 scheme over the next few weeks. 

The Cumbria Police Cadet scheme will be across the county with 5 units to be set up in the following locations:

South Lakes, Kendal College

Barrow, Furness College

Eden Valley, Police HQ Penrith

Carlisle and North Cumbria – Carlisle College

West Cumbria – Lakes College

What are police cadets?

The scheme aims to give young people between the ages of 13 and 18 the opportunity to develop their qualities and skills through a structured programme and to enhance the relationship between the public and police. Cadets will come from the UK’s diverse communities, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances, and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.
The Volunteer Police Cadet programme offers a fantastic variety of opportunities to the young people involved, many of which would otherwise be well beyond their expectations..

What will a police cadet do?

Cadets will be trained by police officers, staff and Police Support Volunteers. Cadets will learn about the law and the specialist police departments as well as taking part in drills and inspections. You will take part in neighbourhood policing initiatives, plus community activities and events.

Preparing for your future

The aim is to prepare young people for their future by providing varied activities and opportunities to develop qualifications, enhance inter-personal skills and confidence, and achieve a sense of pride through supporting community policing.