Do you know a young person who is looking to learn new skills and boost their confidence? Becoming a Volunteer Police Cadet could be just the opportunity they’re looking for!
Police cadets are young members of the community, aged 13 to 18, who are involved in a range of policing activities and events. As well as learning about procedures and the law, cadets also work alongside local officers to play a vital role in community events, engaging with members of the public and educating them on crime prevention.
They also take part in many varied social activities, as well as an annual county competition where they can put skills such as stop and search, first aid and dog handling into practice.
Recruitment is currently open for people who are living or attend school in the Broxbourne district.
Community Safety Officer Bob Cox, who oversees the county’s cadet scheme, said: “Joining a local Volunteer Police Cadet scheme is a great way to learn new skills and make friends, while also helping your local community. You don’t have to have ambitions to join the police but, if it is a career you are interested in pursuing, this is a great place to start.
“If you know a young person living in the Broxbourne district who is seeking new challenges and experiences, let them know we’re recruiting!”
David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire, said: “Our Volunteer Police Cadets are a credit to our police force and to the county of Hertfordshire. They play a vital role in supporting the local neighbourhood teams and I would encourage people to get involved and help make a difference to the community they live in through this great scheme.”
For more information, or to express an interest in joining your local cadet group, email the cadet team.