The Sussex Police Cadets, also known as the Volunteer Cadet
Corps or VCC, is a non-competitive programme of practical and
Police related activities for young people aged 14 to 18.
Each Cadet Unit will have local duties that they regularly
participate in. To find out more, see the Sussex Cadet
You can also watch our vlog with more information on being a Cadet in
At a general level, the Sussex Cadets curriculum of learning
- Basic knowledge of the law which is relevant to cadets, cadet
activities and Neighbourhood Policing.
- Knowledge of different roles within Sussex Police.
- Knowledge of basic police procedures with a focus on
- Team building exercises
- Communication skills
- Leadership skills
- Decision making skills
- Encouragement to become peer educators, so cadets can take
their learning back to their schools and communities
- First Aid.
The curriculum may also include the following
- Service to the Community
- Knowledge of other emergency services
- Cadet duties at planned community events
- Assisting in test purchasing subject to operational risk
assessments and the VCC Manual of Guidance
- Duke of Edinburgh - this is a significant commitment for
Leaders and is not available to every unit, but some cadet
activities will qualify for the service aspect of Duke of Edinburgh
A development programme is available to recognise achievement by
cadets. It is incorporated into the curriculum which is recognised
by Bronze, Silver and Gold awards on attainment of defined