Good Work certificates presented to Welwyn Hatfield Cadets
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Two Volunteer Police Cadets have been presented with Certificates of Good Work for their assistance during an incident in Welwyn Garden City last month.
Leah Brackley and Stephanie Parkinson, who are part of the Welwyn Hatfield cadet unit, were close to the Howard Centre when they came across a member of the public who had fallen over and sustained a head injury.
Leah, aged 14 and Stephanie, 15, immediately went to help, providing first aid and reassurance until police and paramedics arrived.
When officers attended, the pair were able to provide them with a clear and thorough account of what had happened, thus helping to shape the response by emergency services.
They were presented with the certificates recently by cadet leader PC Brad Glover and local Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) Sergeant Emma Francis, on behalf of SNT Inspector Andrew Palfreyman and Chief Inspector Kash Hussain.
PC Glover said: “The Welwyn Hatfield police cadet leaders and I are immensely proud of Leah and Steph for getting stuck in and showing good citizenship, as well as displaying the courage and tenacity to get involved and help.
“As we all know, it’s very easy to walk on by and ignore what’s going on, as many people do. The skills learnt during their training as police cadets were put into practice and they were able to quickly spring into action to provide assistance.”
Police cadets are young members of the community, aged 13 to 18, who are involved in a range of policing activities. 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 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.