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Question about police cadets

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Hello everyone,

Can you take part in police cadets if you are in full time education (I.E. sesions only on at the weekend/afterschool)?

Also, do members of South Yorkshire Cadets recieve I.D. Cards?

Thanks,

jackisback

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Hi mate..

When I went to college there was a lad who was in the police cadets who did it on a weekend and evening of a weekday..

Do yes it's do-able.. However you don't get an ID card as far as I'm aware..

Ironically I got the in police and he didn't.. So it makes you wonder whether the police cadets has any impact at all on an application into the actual police.

Joss

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Hi mate..

When I went to college there was a lad who was in the police cadets who did it on a weekend and evening of a weekday..

Do yes it's do-able.. However you don't get an ID card as far as I'm aware..

Ironically I got the in police and he didn't.. So it makes you wonder whether the police cadets has any impact at all on an application into the actual police.

Joss

Thanks for your reply, really helpful.:)

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In terms of Essex you join up once you have left education. I can't see however Essex getting any more cadets for a few good years. And even then I don't think they will ever be the same again IF they did come back.

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It is possible and good luck to you.

The Police Cadets (like other youth organisations such as St John Ambulance, Army Navy Air Force Cadets etc) is a fantastic way of involving young people to make something of themselves.

These organisations are also helpful in obtaining full time regular adult recruits in the future.

As to whether or not membership of police cadets helps you into the police that all depends on the economic and jobs situation at the time.

When times are good the police have traditionally had problems recruiting as good quality candidates have taken other jobs.

In times of recession the police have no problems recruiting and the cadets can suffer as a consequence of cutbacks.

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In terms of Essex you join up once you have left education. I can't see however Essex getting any more cadets for a few good years. And even then I don't think they will ever be the same again IF they did come back.

I hope it's not the same for South Yorkshire

It is possible and good luck to you.

The Police Cadets (like other youth organisations such as St John Ambulance, Army Navy Air Force Cadets etc) is a fantastic way of involving young people to make something of themselves.

These organisations are also helpful in obtaining full time regular adult recruits in the future.

As to whether or not membership of police cadets helps you into the police that all depends on the economic and jobs situation at the time.

When times are good the police have traditionally had problems recruiting as good quality candidates have taken other jobs.

In times of recession the police have no problems recruiting and the cadets can suffer as a consequence of cutbacks.

It would be a very good experience, with any look it will help to get into the police force.

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In the Telford Volunteer Police Cadets (West Mercia Police) the scheme is aged between 16-18 year olds, (i.e. those who've left school) However our sessions are held weekly at the Divisional Headquarters from 18:30 until 21:00. We also have a variety of Policing Duties which we undertake with Officers, which is entirely optional, so if you can't make it due to other committments then they're very flexible and try to work around you.

As for I.D. Cards, we get issued with an I.D. Card with a plastic holder and the Force lanyard...sadly, no wallet or badge! :'(

Hope this helps!

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In the Telford Volunteer Police Cadets (West Mercia Police) the scheme is aged between 16-18 year olds, (i.e. those who've left school) However our sessions are held weekly at the Divisional Headquarters from 18:30 until 21:00. We also have a variety of Policing Duties which we undertake with Officers, which is entirely optional, so if you can't make it due to other committments then they're very flexible and try to work around you.

As for I.D. Cards, we get issued with an I.D. Card with a plastic holder and the Force lanyard...sadly, no wallet or badge! :'(

Hope this helps!

Best Wishes,

Nicholas W. Borrett

Thanks for the reply.

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I hope it's not the same for South Yorkshire

The Essex Police Cadets from memory are full time paid employees, so I wouldn't expect any decisions about them to impact on cadets with SYP. Good luck!

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In dyfed-powys our cadet scheme is voluntary and all cadets are between the ages of 16 and 18, so some could still be in full time education others might not be. The meetings/sessions are weekly I believe at divisional / training headquarters. Each cadet scheme is different in the way it is run and what cadets get and are used or trained. If you want any more information then I would speak to the cadet co-ordinator or other person of a similar capacity of your local force :(

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Got to ask why you want to know if/want an ID card....

Not sure I understand your question?

I read that other cadets get I.D. cards, I was just wondering if it is the same for SY cadets.

Also, I'm just trying to see what I can expect if I do join.

Regards,

Jackisback

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The ID card really shouldnt be the thign that makes it or breaks it for you. Your best bet would be to speak to the cadet team at SY and ask them what sort of things you will be expected to do and what cadets get up to. It is more about learning, the experience you get from it and such like rather than getting some form of ID card.

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The ID card really shouldnt be the thign that makes it or breaks it for you. Your best bet would be to speak to the cadet team at SY and ask them what sort of things you will be expected to do and what cadets get up to. It is more about learning, the experience you get from it and such like rather than getting some form of ID card.

Yes, I know that completely.

I will probably speak to them later about what to expect, but getting an ID card or not won't make a difference as to if I join.

Regards,

Jackisback

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Got to ask why you want to know if/want an ID card....

Probably to show off to the pals!

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Probably to show off to the pals!

Is being a cadet considered "cool" these days?

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Yes, I know that completely.

I will probably speak to them later about what to expect, but getting an ID card or not won't make a difference as to if I join.

Regards,

Jackisback

Probably to show off to the pals!

Please see above.

Is being a cadet considered "cool" these days?

Please see above.

I never knew that asking a simple question could turn hostile, especially considering I already posted my reply.

Sorry for having a question.

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Must admit it is a shame that this has descended to this :lol:

It is a shame.:unsure:

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I understand why they are suspisious of someone asking if you get an ID card.

I think this has ultimately been answered, you would be better ringing your local cadet supervisor and asking them what it entails.

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I know it might be suspicious at first, but I had already answered their question.

I will contact my local cadets when I want to definitely join. Thanks for everyone's replies.

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I know it might be suspicious at first, but I had already answered their question.

I will contact my local cadets when I want to definitely join. Thanks for everyone's replies.

Oh please don't draw too much from my question, it wasn't meant to instigate any hostility, I was curious to why you were asking, is all. It seems such a random question to ask. Sorry if it came across as nasty or loathsome, it was just my over curious mind working overtime.

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I understand why they are suspisious of someone asking if you get an ID card.

I think this has ultimately been answered, you would be better ringing your local cadet supervisor and asking them what it entails.

Some people on this forum though take it WAY too far, i'm sorry but it has to be said... :evil:

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Some people on this forum though take it WAY too far, i'm sorry but it has to be said... :evil:

I agree mate. Most of the time there is no need for it.

*cough* question answered mini-mods? *cough* :)

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Answers to both of the OP's questions have been received.

With regards to the I.D cards, I see no problem of anyone questioning whether or not they receive one .. especially when we have had some users on here in the past who have applied for the specials and want to know if they can take their baton and spray home and post pictures of themselves in uniform on facebook :confused:

If ID is issued to a cadet, it will predominantly used for access into police stations.

I don't really like closing threads, so at this moment time I will be glad for it to stay open. This will allow Jack to post whether or not cadets do receive ID when serving with South Yorkshire Police, if he hears back from his local cadets.

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