We are not recruiting at this time as all units are at full capacity. Please keep an eye on this web page for updates regarding recruitment.


Our cadet scheme is available to young people aged between 13 and 17 years old.


It gives you the opportunity to develop qualities and skills through a structured programme and improve the relationship between the police and the public.

What do Police Cadets do?

Cadets volunteer at community events and initiatives alongside our officers and members of the Special Constabulary. Cadets have supported a number of high-profile events this year including Solstice, WOMAD, Swindon Pride and the Emergency Services Show.

Cadets also helping our Community Policing Teams by dropping leaflets, attending community safety events and carrying out street surveys.

You will be trained in a variety of skills before becoming involved in community work, including learning including how to use radios, first aid, using personal protective equipment, health and safety and the foundations of law.

We also give our cadets an insight into other operational areas of policing such as the Dog Section, Armed Response Group and Air Support Unit.

What do you get from being a cadet?

Our training programme has been accredited by the educational charity ASDAN and could count towards UCAS points for further education. Cadets can also use their new skills to work towards obtaining the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. 

Teamwork is a crucial skill for our cadets. Practicing and perfecting the discipline of drill helps achieve this and we intend to set up weekend team building adventures in the future.

The scheme provides young people from all parts of society an opportunity to develop their qualities and skills through a structured programme, and enhance relationships between the public and police.

We currently have cadet units in Swindon, Trowbridge, Chippenham and Salisbury.

Further information

If you would like more details about becoming a Police Cadet please contact: cadets@wiltshire.pnn.police.uk     


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