My son applied for police cadets, he received a letter this morning informing him that he had failed vetting. We have no reason as to why this would happen, he is a good lad, doing brilliantly at school, has never ever been in trouble with the police. We as a family are honest, hard working and law abiding. My son does live thirty or so miles away from the force he applied to as our local police force do not operate a police cadet system - would this be a problem? We do know that a lot of people have applied to this force as cadets! My son is understandably gutted and confused as we all are, he was planning to do a public services course at the local college, can we appeal and find out why he has failed vetting?