Police Cadet Numbers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5044
Question By: 
Tony Arbour
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What has the strength of London's volunteer police cadets been over the past 5 financial years?

Answer

Answer for Police Cadet Numbers

Answer for Police Cadet Numbers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The number of Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is set out in the table below:

March 2013

2,433

March 2014

3,205

March 2015

3,630

March 2016

5,034

March 2017

4,786

The current VPC target strength is 5,000.

The actual number varies throughout the year and tends to track the school terms with new cadets joining in the autumn and older cadets leaving in the summer.

There are currently 4,870 cadets with a further 185 young people waiting to join a VPC unit.