Volunteer police cadets
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Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters Stanborough Road Welwyn Garden City Hertfordshire AL8 6XF

Welwyn and Hatfield Volunteer police cadets has been running for over 25 years. We are a police cadet group dedicated to teaching young people aged 14/18 years about the police. In addition to this our cadet group use a lot of sports activities to build teamwork , fitness and discipline.



What do we do?

Police cadets are given talks around police units such as:

The Dog Section

The Firearms Team

Scenes of crime (Forensics)


And police cadets are taught skills such as:

Learning and using the police caution,

Learning the procedure of arresting people for minor offences

Learning and using the police phonetic alphabet


Throughout the year police cadets assist in events such as Sonisphere (A local musical festival) , Battle of the bands, and they even assist in the training of police community support officers and police constables.

When is it?

Tuesday Nights 19:00-21:00 Hours

Can I Sign Up?

Welwyn and Hatfield volunteer police cadets is for people aged between 14/18 years old. If you are aged between 13 - 16½ you can apply to join our police cadet group.


The reason we do not accept applicants older than 16½ years old is because we have a waiting list. Some applicants may have to wait over a year to join after applying for our cadet group. We want to make sure the cadets who join our cadet group receive the full benefits of joining our cadet group.


You can also apply if you have a criminal record. Having a criminal record will not stop you from getting into our police cadet group, but you will have to declare any Caution/Reprimand/Final Warning/ RJR you have received. All applicants will be vetted upon joining the police cadet group. Some offences will have to be taken into consideration as to whether you would be suitable to join our police cadet group, but we will deal with this on a case to case basis.

Please view our Join Us Page if you wish to join

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