Expectations of cadets

Cadets will be:
• expected to dress smartly and wear appropriate uniform when attending cadet evenings and other events

• expected to adhere to force policy on dress and personal appearance at work, which covers hair, facial hair, jewellery, cosmetics and tattoos

• asked to supply their own plain black shoes/boots which must be worn with black socks

• expected to attend their weekly district meeting held on a Wednesday evening and volunteer for additional activities that may take place at evenings and weekends

• expected to be punctual at all times and inform the cadet manager if they are delayed for any reason.

Scheme information

• Cadet units are based in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield

• Cadets may become involved with various aspects of policing e.g. test purchasing

• Cadets meet once a week on a Wednesday evening.

What you will learn

During the scheme you will explore the following subjects:
• citizenship

• personal development

• police powers

• road safety

• personal safety

• diversity issues

• crime prevention

• drug law and connected issues

• radio/communications

• theft/criminal damage

• public order/sporting events.

Equal opportunities


The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment,including recruitment.

Disability is defined as ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on the ability to carry out day-to-day activities’.

Police Volunteers are protected by the Equality Act 2010. If you have a disability we will make reasonable adjustments where required. In support of your application, please let us know on the continuation sheet, if you believe there are any reasonable adjustments we should be making to enable you to do the job or assist with your application.

Applicants who are successful at interview will fill in a medical questionnaire and may be required to provide further information and could be required to attend a medical assessment.

Conditions of Service

Cadets will:

• abide by the law at all times

• participate in no acts likely to bring discredit on either the South Yorkshire Police Volunteer Cadets or South Yorkshire Police

• maintain a high standard of punctuality, smartness and discipline

• attend at appointed times for training and tuition.  If for any reason you are unable to attend you must inform the appropriate Cadet Manager as soon as possible

• need to successfully pass Force vetting procedures and an 8-week probationary period.