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@KatyBourne @BrightonHoveVCC @Hastings_Cadets @TakeoverDay don't forget the #VCC2014 hashtag for tonight :-) 21/11/2014 17:11:27

RT @KatyBourne: Really looking forward to @sussex_police Volunteer Cadet's annual parade tonight at 7.30pm @BrightonHoveVCC @Hastings_Cade@TakeoverDay@Hastings_Cadets 21/11/2014 17:10:58

Tonight we celebrate our brilliant Volunteer Cadet Corps at their annual parade. To keep up to date with the night follow #VCC2014 21/11/2014 16:38:10

@ashel123 All recruits are trained in house & specialist officers who work with specific communities are also given regular training 21/11/2014 16:25:45

RT @SgtRoyHodder: Looking forward to Cadet Annual Parade #VCC2014 21/11/2014 15:53:21

Have you had your bike stolen in Brighton but not reported the theft?: Have you had your bike st... #sussexpolice 21/11/2014 15:48:04

@The_Whetherman As in 'we saw a need'. The hazards of writing concisely for Twitter! 21/11/2014 14:12:01

@_Wilx_ As in 'we saw a need'. The hazards of writing concisely for Twitter! 21/11/2014 14:11:39

Could manage training of officers centrally rather than on divisions to save costs #SusPolScrutiny 21/11/2014 14:05:39

The force’s highest spend with the College of Policing is on training for specialist roles determined by need #SusPolScrutiny 21/11/2014 14:03:27

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Friday November 21

Police Cadets

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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.

Cadet Units in Sussex are based at the following locations:

Each Cadet Unit will have local duties that they regularly participate in.

At a general level, the Sussex Cadets curriculum of learning will include:


  • 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 neighbourhood policing.

Personal Development

  • 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 activities

  • 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 Awards
  • Drill.

Curriculum Attainment

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 competencies.

Related pages

VCC aims and objectives

Volunteer Cadet Observer Scheme

How to join