VPC Connect ALPHA
Volunteer Police Cadets communication tool
VPC Connect is the complimentary app to the Marshall Volunteer Portal (used by the Volunteer Police Cadets), allowing the distribution of real-time notifications to cadets.
Use it to:
See national and local news feeds for cadets.
Register your phone to receive push notifications from the Marshall Volunteer Portal.
Quickly get into the portal and see your upcoming events.
Get the app
The app is published by Front-Line Tech Ltd for Android and iOS:
VPC Connect on the Google Play Store (Android)
VPC Connect on the Apple App Store (iOS)
To receive notifications or access portal pages you will need an account for the Marshall Volunteer Portal, administered by the Volunteer Police Cadets.
Please use our feedback form to let us know about any issues, feature suggestions, or other comments you have.
Looking for a project?
VPC Connect is an open source project, maintained by volunteers.
It's developed in C#, and built with Xamarin as a cross-platform app for Android and iOS. If you'd like to contribute, reach out to Police Rewired directly, or through your local cadet leadership.
How does it work?
The portal distributes notifications to Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM), which either transmits them directly to Android devices, or through the Apple Push Notifications Service (APNS) to iOS devices.
The app retrieves national and local news feeds through the portal and the Volunteer Police Cadets Twitter accounts.
Volunteers helping volunteers
The VPC Connect app is built by volunteers from Police Rewired, in collaboration with the Volunteer Police Cadets service, and S8080.
Police Rewired is an organisation for volunteer professionals, working on projects in public safety and policing.