Epping Forest Police Cadets need you

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The Epping Forest Volunteer Police Cadets (EFVPC) are after young people aged 13 to 18 to join as cadets, and volunteers to become leaders to form the first Volunteer Police Cadet unit in the district.

Epping Forest has been chosen to host one of the first Volunteer Police Cadet Units in Essex, the others being launched in 2015 are in Chelmsford and Southend.

The new unit will be based at the Limes Farm Community Hall in Chigwell and will start on 8 September 2015.

Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC)

The VPC Mission

To reduce youth vulnerability to crime in Essex and provide opportunity for young people to participate positively in their communities.

  • Prevent and reduce youth offending in Essex
  • Promote a practical understanding of policing amongst young people
  • Support local policing priorities through volunteering
  • Improve public confidence in policing

Essex Volunteer Police Cadets

If you’re aged 13 to 18, and up for a challenge, find out how the EFVPC can offer you adventure and new opportunities. You can make new friends, work as part of a team, get involved in exciting activities and gain valuable knowledge and skills.

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

Be a cadet

Although this is a universal programme open to all young people, priority will be given to young people who are vulnerable to crime or social exclusion, and who may therefore need and benefit from the opportunities most. We expect a high level of applications for this programme so please register your interest as soon as possible. A decision will be made on successful applications for the first cohort at least 2 weeks before the start date, and successful applicants will be notified.

For further information about the VPC scheme or to request an application form.

Be a leader

If you are interested in volunteering as a leader and can make a commitment of between 4 to 6 hours per week, then further information can be obtained from the delivery lead, Inspector Emma Matthews.