Police Cadets

Volunteer Police Cadets are young members of the community, aged between 13 and 19, that are involved in a wide range of activities and events. As well as learning about police procedures and the law, cadets also play a vital role in community events, engaging with members of the public and educating them on crime prevention.

The role of a Cadet is extremely varied and you will develop a wide range of skills while having fun and helping your local community. Cadets participate in many exciting outdoor activities such as; white-water rafting, weekend holidays, summer camps as well as assisting at community events and foot patrol at local events.

Cadet groups are led by Police Officers, PCSOs and volunteers who support young people in their development. Groups are open to all and you do not have to have ambitions to work within the police force.

 Eligibility Criteria

Potential Cadets need to be aged 13 at time and of appointment and no older than 18 years old with a keen desire to get involved in their communities as well as build on their knowledge and experience through team activities and training.




Gwent Police Cadets have five units based in Newport, Pontypool, Abergavenny, Blackwood, and Ebbw Vale. They are run by police officers, police staff and volunteers in their spare time, with costs met through some funding and subscriptions.

Email:  Cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk
Website : Gwent Police

Dyfed Powys Police


Contact name: Insp Ian Richards
Email address: cadets@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk
Website: Dyfed-Powys Police

North Wales Police

NorthwalesContact name: Poppy Hadfield-Jones
Email address: poppy.hadfield-jones@nthwales.pnn.police.uk
Website: North Wales Police

South Wales Police

South Wales Police Youth Volunteer scheme is open to those aged 14-18. We currently have Youth volunteer Hubs in Barry, Bridgend, Swansea, Neath, Port Talbot, Cardiff, Merthyr Tydfil, Treorchy and Mountain Ash
Contact name: Youth Volunteers
Email address: Policeyouthvolunteer@south-wales.pnn.police.uk