About the National VPC



The National VPC are a small dedicated team led by Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer of Devon and Cornwall Police, brought together to develop a national framework and encourage sharing of good practice. Through their work and a number of national conferences, they have built a framework that has NPCC approval and is being used in a growing number of Police Services across Great Britain.

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Conference 2016

National Volunteer Police Cadets Conference 2016

The Conference this year marked another exciting and momentous year, celebrating the programme now reaching over 10,000 cadets across the UK and the award of a Home Office Police Innovation Grant of £1.8M over the next 2 years. This grant will deliver a new innovative digital platform, online adult training, pump-priming grants for new units and a body of evidence based research into the benefits of the VPC programme.



The conference was hosted by Police Scotland Youth    Volunteers and opened by Inspector Craig Rankine at The Police Scotland College    at Tulliallan Castle in Fife. It was attended by nearly 150 delegated from all    over the Country. The delegates experienced a showcase presentation from young    leaders on the exciting peer education road safety training, ‘The Honest Truth’    as well as a showcase on the new online adult training.



Ed Sherry, the National VPC Programme Director said “I was    so proud to hear the achievements of our young leaders in delivering these    exciting social action programmes and look forward to more success in the    coming years and I look forward to working with Police forces in our ambition    to double the number of young people in the programme to 20,000 by 2018.”

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