About the National VPC

The National VPC are a small dedicated team led by Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer of Devon and Cornwall Police, brought together to develop a national framework and encourage sharing of good practice. Through their work and a number of national conferences, they have built a framework that has NPCC approval and is being used in a growing number of Police Services across Great Britain.

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VPC Police Innovation Fund grant details launched at CipCop Summit 2016


£1.8  million grant to double number of Volunteer Police Cadets

21st July, at the launch of the National Citizens in Policing Strategy, the National Volunteer Police Cadets  and Middlesex University set out their plan to deliver the £1.8 million grant from the Home  Office, Police Innovation Fund grant to support the expansion of Volunteer Police  Cadets.  

Minister for Policing and the Fire  Service, Brandon Lewis said:

“I am delighted this grant from the  Home Office is being put to such good use in supporting the expansion of the  National Volunteer Police Cadets programme.”

“The VPC does a fantastic job  promoting engagement with young people and helps give them a real understanding  of the vital work our police forces do in keeping us safe.”

“I look forward to meeting with the  next generation of cadets made possible by this funding and hope they will  inspire others to positively engage in their local communities”


The funding will be used to develop a digital  platform to support the rapid expansion of the programme across the UK. It will  comprise of a fully integrated registration, management and training platform. The  research will evaluate the usefulness of the cadet programme and monitor how it  helps young develop and improve the way they feel about authority

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