Cadets can expect to learn drills, take part in outdoor sporting activites, help in community projects, and hear from police officers about life in the force.

Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball launched the scheme.

He said: “Young people - both boys and girls - will have the opportunity to be part of an excellent police force and be able to learn many valuable skills which will help them in their future careers, whatever path they choose to follow.

“We have thousands of excellent young people in Warwickshire and I'm keen to tap into their talents and to give them opportunities to counteract some of the negativity sometimes unfairly attached to the overwhelming majority of them.”

Applications close on Sunday 6th April, after which interviews will be held.

Apply online at www.warwickshire.police.uk/cadets or find out more on Twitter @warkscadets