Police Cadets

Applications Now Being Taken!

The Cadets scheme is aimed at 13 to 18-year-olds who wish to have an insight into the police and are keen to be involved in a police-orientated youth group working alongside their local communities. 

The aims of the scheme are to give young people an insight into the many and varied aspects of policing, to make them aware of the role of the police in society, to develop their character, and to promote good citizenship. 


These are some of the activities that cadets participate in during their service:

  • Learning about police procedures and criminal law 
  • Team building activity weekends 
  • Two three-day expeditions  
  • Inspection and drill 
  • Crime prevention
  • Local community events
  • Charity fund raising 
  • Physical training 
  • First Aid

Cadets will visit the different areas of policing such as Task Force, Dogs, Traffic etc. The scheme is also structured to allow attainment within the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme (Silver). Cadets meet for two hours each week, with the exception of most school holiday periods, and regular attendance is expected.

How to apply

Cadet intake will commence in September, to coincide with the local authority school year. Potential applicants for the next intake should register their interest now. The closing date for completed applications is Friday, April 28, 2017

For expressions of interest please contact laura.robins.3132@derbyshire.pnn.police.uk. Please include your name, age, date of birth, home address and contact telephone number(s) in any initial correspondence.


Due to competition for limited spaces, this year’s applicants should be 13 years of age and starting Year 9 in September 2017. They should reside within Derbyshire and should be able to travel to their local Cadet Unit. These are: Landau Forte College, Derby City; Parkside Community School, Chesterfield; Glossopdale Community School, Glossop.

Youth United

yu-logo We are part of Youth United Derbyshire, which is a network of voluntary youth groups in the county. If you are interested in exploring cadet and youth group opportunities elsewhere within Derbyshire, visit the Youth United Derbyshire website .


Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.