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Cadet Leader

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Apply to become a Cadet Leader here.

Could you support our Cadets to fulfil their potential?

Inspiring and guiding Police Cadets towards a successful future is a hugely rewarding activity.

Whether you are retired, in full or part-time work and you have spare time to volunteer, you’ll have valuable skills and experience that will help cadets prepare for their future careers.

What's involved?

As a cadet leader, you are volunteering your own time to be part of a team that works with our Volunteer Police Cadets based throughout Nottinghamshire.

Cadets meet one evening a week to gain insight into the various departments within the force, learn a range of skills and take part in community and sports activities.

They also volunteer for four hours a month to assist the police in attending public events, delivering crime prevention advice and general public engagement initiatives.

What does a cadet leader do?

  • Engaging and motivating the Cadets
  • Maintaining order and discipline on your base
  • Upholding health and safety regulations
  • Keeping all base records correctly, which includes keeping track of correspondence, files, and updating records
  • Arranging the provision of transport for all base activities and ensuring the base complies with all Health and Safety regulations; and
  • Ensuring that Risk Assessments are in place for all base activities along with other general administration duties
  • Keeping Nottinghamshire Police Safeguarding policies and practices in place


You must be 18 years of age to apply. There is no upper age limit.

All applicants will be subject to the Force Vetting Policy and will be expected to do a Cadet Leader induction course. Successful applicants will trained in safeguarding and first aid.

Nottinghamshire Police is committed to the principles of Equality, Fairness and Diversity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Expression of Interest

If you are interested in applying to become a Volunteer Police Cadet Leader with Nottinghamshire Police, you can email an expression of interest to police.cadets@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk. You will then be contacted when opportunities become available.

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