Please note that Cadet recruitment will open on 1 April 2014.

Cadets are ambassadors for South Yorkshire Police (SYP) acting as mentors and role models within their communities.

The overarching aim of the cadet scheme is to:

• give responsible, civic minded young people a positive experience with South Yorkshire Police

• develop positive relationships with the next generation

• provide young people with an opportunity to develop themselves within an established framework based around law and the police

• encourage young people to act as peer role models as they represent South Yorkshire Police.  

Entry requirements

• Applicants must live in South Yorkshire

• Applicants must be aged 15 on 1 September 2014 and no older than 17 as of 31 August 2015

• Enthusiasm and commitment are essential

• No formal academic qualifications needed

• Dedication to attend one evening per week for two hours is required

• A smart appearance is required in line with the South Yorkshire Police dress code.

Please note that to qualify you will need to successfully pass Force vetting procedure and an 8-week probationary period.

If you are over 18-years-old, you might be interested in applying to become a Volunteer Cadet Leader.