Essex Volunteer Police Cadets

The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by the Police, and open to young people aged 13-18 from across the UK’s diverse communities, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances, and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.

The Volunteer Police Cadet programme offers a fantastic variety of opportunities to the young people involved, many of which would otherwise be well beyond their expectations.

The aim is to prepare young people for their future by providing varied activities and opportunities to develop qualifications, enhance inter-personal skills and confidence, and achieve a sense of pride through supporting community policing.

We currently have Cadet Units operating in the Chelmsford/Maldon, Epping Forest & Southend districts and hope to expand to other areas of the County in the coming months.

For more information, please see attached leaflet

Who the service provides for

Young people aged 13-18 years

Hours of operation

Evening meetings weekly 6.30-8.30pm (either Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday depending on location)

How the service is accessed

Applications directed to:

Operational locations

  • Chelmsford
  • Epping
  • Maldon
  • Southend-on-Sea


Essex Police