In late 2016, our volunteer Police Cadets became part of the Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets.

This joint partnership between the county’s police, fire cadets and ambulance cadets is open to teenagers aged 13 to 18 and is an independent registered charity.

Units meet across Northamptonshire, offering young people the chance to take an active role in supporting the work of police, fire and ambulance staff and making a positive contribution to their communities.

NESC unit locations

  • Northampton (meets on Thursdays)
  • Kettering (Monday)
  • Wellingborough (Thursday)
  • Daventry (Monday)
  • Towcester (Monday)
  • Kingswood Academy (Corby) (Wednesday)

How to get involved

Applications for NESC open each spring, with successful applicants joining their units the following September. Applicants can be 12 when they apply, but must be aged between 13 and 18 as of September 1 in the year they join the scheme.

Find out more about NESC here and follow the charity on Twitter for updates on activities, recruitment and more.