Volunteer Police Cadets from Welwyn Hatfield were given an access all areas tour of the local emergency helicopter base recently.
Fifteen cadets visited the National Police Air Service (NPAS), where they were able to see a police helicopter and given an insight into its capabilities.
During the visit, they were also given a tour of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance by volunteers, helicopter crew and medical team, who spoke about the life saving work they do.
PC Brad Glover, who leads the Welwyn Hatfield cadets, said: “I’d like to thank both NPAS and the air ambulance service for having us. The cadets were able to get a great insight into the fantastic work they do to help save lives and keep people safe.
“This is just one example of the fantastic opportunities that are available to volunteer police cadets here in Hertfordshire. Sessions such as this really help to bring learning to life and prove a great inspiration to these young people.”
The volunteer police cadet scheme is open to anyone aged between 13 and 18 who lives or goes to school in Hertfordshire. As well as learning about police procedures and the law, cadets have the opportunity to work alongside local officers and play a vital role in community events, engaging with members of the public and educating them on crime prevention.
They also take part in 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.