VPD Cadet Corps

VPD Cadet Program

Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now being accepted
until June 1, 2020.

The Vancouver Police Department Cadet Program is a community-based youth program that brings together high school students from Grades 10-12, and gives them the tools to maximize their personal potential. Emphasis is placed on the five VPD Core Values: integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence. There is no cost to join and everything is provided throughout the year.

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The program was established in 2014, and has approximately 60 graduates annually. Many graduates have built on skills developed within the program, and moved on to post-secondary education, the military, positions within the VPD, and much more. Although many cadets hope to some day become police officers, this is not a requirement to join, as the program benefits best from a variety of personalities and skill sets.

Throughout the 28 weeks, cadets will be led by active Vancouver Police officers and educated in the areas of leadership, teamwork, physical fitness, nutrition, community service, public speaking, communication, resume building, and more. Cadets will also receive a minimum 15 hours instruction from Police Judo, which is committed to teaching appropriate techniques for law enforcement, and providing self defence skills for students.

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Cadets will participate in drill, and community parades, such as Remembrance Day and Chinese New Year. They will have two weekend camps where they will experience life outside the city.

This program is both a commitment and an opportunity. We are committed to providing participants with the life skills required to become leaders in their communities, make ethical decisions, and succeed at whatever they set out to achieve.

Life rewards those who show up.

Do you have what it takes?

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To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • currently in Grade 9, 10 or 11 at a Vancouver school or reside in Vancouver
  • a student who wants to graduate and doesn’t miss a lot of school
  • a desire to learn new skills and further develop themselves in the areas of leadership, teamwork, and communication
  • someone who wants to make their community a better place
  • willing to fully participate in cadet activities
  • willing to accept and follow all procedures and regulations of the Cadet Program
  • no serious arrests or convictions
  • no record of repeated negative contacts with police
  • no affiliation with gangs or other criminal groups

Rise to the challenge and become a VPD Cadet.

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Social Media

Follow the VPD Cadets on Facebook and Twitter:

VPD Cadet Corps Facebook page
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Applications for the 2020-2021 school year are now being accepted until June 1, 2020.

Applications are also be available from your School Liaison Officer.

VPD Cadet Oath

I do solemnly promise, upon my honour, to uphold the standards and duties of a VPD Cadet;

I pledge to treat those at home, school, and in my community with respect and compassion, and I will support my fellow cadets at all times;

I am trustworthy in words and actions, and I will be accountable for the choices I make;

I pledge to continuously work toward excellence, and I will strive to go Beyond the Call in all aspects of my life;

I will serve proudly as a VPD Cadet.


If you have a question about the Cadet Program, please call (604) 717-3661 or email us at cadets@vpd.ca.

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