Staffordshire Police Cadets

Police Cadets

The original Cadet scheme, for 14 to 17-year-olds, was initiated in 2013 by Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis to strengthen links between police and young people and promote good citizenship.

Staffordshire youngsters between 13 and 17 years old are already benefitting from being Police Cadets. They’re not training to be police officers, but they are learning the skills they need for their future.

As part of a uniformed and disciplined service, youngsters have become more self-confident and outgoing. Many are benefitting academically and socially as well as reconnecting with local policing teams and local communities.

We want to expand the scheme, so that every young person across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent has the chance to be a Cadet.

I’d love to see the new Cadets become a springboard for young people to learn leadership skills, gain confidence and a sense of enhanced civic pride.

At its heart, I want the scheme to be supported by businesses who also have that sense of civic responsibility as well as wanting to invest in the future of Staffordshire’s young citizens.


There are many different ways you can support the Young Police Cadets Service, and we’re grateful for anything you can contribute, however big or small.

Proud to be a Cadet patronEvery bit helps and will make a real difference for the young Cadets. If you can contribute as little as £50 we’d love to hear from you.

Call us: 01785 232221
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You can donate any amount through our JustGiving text number:

Text CDET17 to 70070 with the amount you would like to donate eg: CDET17 £2 or CDET17 £10

All donations will go into the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Corporate Social Responsibility Fund (Registered charity number 1153414)


Being a Patron

The PCC stated he would not redirect money that’s used for front line policing to fund the new Cadets Service. That means support from businesses and individuals is crucial.

By donating to the charity we’ve established to support the Cadets Service, it can be expanded for the long term.

Find out more about the benefits of being a Platinum, Gold or Silver Cadet Patron:

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Cadets welcome Patrons Police Mutual

“It was a real privilege to see the Cadets on drill. The lasting memory I will have is what a professional and fantastic bunch of young people they are. They are a real credit to themselves and Staffordshire.”