What do Police Cadets do?
Cadets volunteer at community events and initiatives alongside our officers and members of the Special Constabulary. Cadets have supported a number of high-profile events including Solstice, WOMAD, Swindon Pride and the Emergency Services Show.
Cadets also helping our Community Policing Teams by dropping leaflets, attending community safety events and carrying out street surveys. You will be trained in a variety of skills before becoming involved in community work, including learning including how to use radios, first aid, using personal protective equipment, health and safety and the foundations of law.
We also give our cadets an insight into other operational areas of policing such as the Dog Section, Armed Response Group and Air Support Unit.
What you get from being a cadet
Receive a police cadet uniform.
Enjoy a range of fun and challenging activities.
Benefit from one-to-one guidance for further education and job interviews, including with the police.
Support your local community through volunteering.
Work with Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), Police Officers and other partner agencies.
If you have any queries or would like more information about the scheme please contact Cadets@wiltshire.police.uk
Please note that we will be unable to accept applications submitted after 23.00 on Tuesday 14/03/2023.
Please see the guidance for applicants for more information and the link below to the online application form.
To be able to join the Wiltshire Police Volunteer Cadet Scheme an individual must:
Live or go to school in Wiltshire
Be between 13 and 16 years of age at the start of the cadet year in September 2023 (individuals can remain a cadet until the age of 18)
Not have committed a violent or sexual offence
Not be, have been or become a member of, or engage in activities with, the British National Party or similar organisations, whose aims, objectives or pronouncements may contradict the duty to promote race equality.
Please note that places on the scheme are not guaranteed and that all applications are subject to a selection panel. The cadet scheme is very popular and there are usually more applicants than there are vacancies so some candidates may be disappointed.
We currently have two cadet units operating in Chippenham and Trowbridge.
Our Salisbury and Swindon Units are currently suspended due to increased demand on Community Policing Teams in the North and South of the County so we will not be recruiting in these areas at this time