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Volunteer Police Cadets

The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by The Metropolitan Police Service. It is open to young people aged between 10-19 from across London’s diverse communities, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion. The VPC offers fantastic opportunities for young people aimed at enhancing their life experiences and citizenship skills. 

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What We Do

What We Do

  • Supporting London’s policing at major events
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • First aid
  • Mystery shopper
  • Community events
  • Support local neighbourhood schemes
  • Basic policing knowledge
  • Conflict management
  • Annual Competitions

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"The activities we take part in as cadets range from drill to police scenario role plays and, more importantly, helping the community. Over my 2 years as a cadet, the experiences I have had are unforgettable. From the camps out in the wilderness to the annual cadet competitions and the amazing ‘Trooping the Colour’, it kept getting better year on year."

Samuel, Head Cadet, Harrow