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The volunteer Police Cadets is a scheme aimed at 13-18 year olds who have an interest in the Police, or other public services, or who have a desire to help their local communities through volunteer work.

The scheme’s four aims are:-

  • Promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people
  • Encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship
  • Support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people   a chance to be heard
  • Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities

This is achieved through classroom based activity, practical exercises, sport and working within the community to assist the Police in specific operations.   Cadets will also be encouraged to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.

We meet on a Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm at Hyde Community College.  The first hour or so is class room based looking at law, procedure and social matters with the second half of the session dedicated to Drill and Sport.

We engage with the local community regularly at events and also assist the Police with crime reduction activity like leaflet drops.

We sometimes get to go to visit the Mounted unit (horses) and the Air Support unit to see the helicopter.

There is a 10-week probationary period where cadets are taught the basics about the scheme and towards the end of it they will receive a uniform consisting of boots, cargos (Police Trousers), a polo shirt, fleece, hi vis coat and a beret with a GMP badge on it.

Cadets will then have a passing out parade and become a full cadet.

We expect total commitment, if you can commit to Thursday evenings and would like to apply, please email either  or and we will send out the Application and Medical Forms.