If you’re between 10 and 13 years old you may be able to find a Junior VPC Unit. However being a new strand to our programme these opportunities are not available in all areas yet.
The Junior VPC is similar to the Volunteer Police Cadets senior programme, but adapted for a younger age group. Cadets will be issued with a uniform and take part in activities such as drill, sports as well as the more formal classroom lessons.
Lessons will focus on age appropriate topics such as safety, both on the street and online, topics of law such as theft and antisocial behaviour, basic first aid and team building activities. Cadets may also work towards their Young Star Navigator award in preparation for starting the Duke of Edinburgh Award at 14.
For more information about which schemes operate in your area, contact the local Volunteer Police Cadet Coordinator on our “Find your Nearest Unit” page.