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The Turks and Caicos Islands Cadet Corps (TCICC) is a paramilitary organisation that is sponsored by the Ministry of Education,Youth, Culture and Library Services and assisted by the Royal Turks and Caicos Police Force. It is designed to teach high school students the value of citizenship, leadership, service to the community, personal responsibility, and a sense of accomplishment, while instilling in them self-esteem, teamwork, and self-discipline. It prepares them for responsible leadership roles while making them aware of their rights, responsibilities, and citizeship. The program is a stimulus for promoting graduation from high school, and it provides instruction and rewarding opportunities that will benefit the student, community and country.
As a Cadet:
- You must be between the age of 11 and 19.
- Collect and complete a cadet enrollment form and provide all the documentation requested. Forms can be collected from our Main Office or your local high school or can be downloaded here. Additionally you can apply online.
- Return Completed form to the main office.
- Attend the entrance interview along with your parent or guardian.
- Attend training
As a Volunteer:
- You must be 18 years or older.
- You must be a legal resident off the TCI
- Collect and complete a cadet enrollment form and provide all the documentation requested. Forms can be collected from our Main Office or can be downloaded here. Additionally you can apply online.
- Return the completed form to the main office.
Our regulations and standing orders state that anyone who has “unspent” criminal charge will not be accepted as an instructor.
No. The TCI Cadet Corps is assisted by the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force, but there is absolutely no requirement to join any of the armed services at any time.
The TCICC will motivate and encourage our cadets to strongly believe that they can follow any career path they desire, however, training in the Corps will be an asset to those considering a career in the Police, Fire and Prison services or the Immigration Department.
Adult instructors however may be called upon to serve the country and support law enforcement as Special Constables only in times of emergency and disaster.
Thanks to the support of the Government we can keep the costs of being FREE. There is no cost for attending weekend training camps, annual camps and other activities,.
Yes. On completion your Basic Cadet Training you will be issued with a uniform free of charge, which you will tasked with the responsibility of safeguarding and maintaining . All you need to buy is a good tin of KIWI shoe polish.
Each year, TCI cadets are invited to join an Annual Camp and go away with other cadets from all our companies for up to two weeks during the school/summer holidays. For most cadets, Annual Camp is the highlight of their cadetting life.
Each Annual Camp is different, but all cadets will get to learn new skills as well as put into practice some of the lessons they have learnt in detachments.
Failure to attend local camp will decrease your chances of being promoted. Additionally, failing to attend camp means that you would not have completed your star level and you will not earn any stars. There is a possibility that you will have to repeat the star level in the following year.