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Police Cadet Recruitment

Our latest campaign to recruit the next round of police cadets to Northumbria Police has begun and we need your help…

New police cadets join as part of a three-year scheme which is specifically designed for those developmental teenage years – and we are looking for new starters in South Tyneside, Sunderland, North Tyneside, Northumberland, Newcastle, and Gateshead. 

The role is like no other and sees young people introduced to the world of policing, working with serving officers in the community and getting involved with some of the region’s biggest events such as Pride, The Great North Run, Northumberland County Fairs, and so much more.  

We know that many officers, staff, and volunteers in our Force have frontline, public-facing roles. So please help us to spread the word about recruitment being live to young people you interact with as part of your role. Remember – even if a young person has received a reprimand or warning from police, this does not necessarily mean they cannot go on to become a cadet. 

Some important criteria for our budding police cadets include that they must:  

  • Be in school year 9 or 10 at the start of the course, meaning they are turning 14 or 15 during the academic year. 
  • Live in the Northumbria Police Force area because our cadets will be heavily involved with your local community.  
  • Applications are now open for successful candidates to start the role in September 2024. You can find out more on our Northumbria Police careers website. 

    After sending off an application form, candidates will be asked to take part in an informal interview with a cadet leader.  

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