Do you know a young person in Hertfordshire who is looking for a new challenge or volunteering opportunity? If so, joining the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme could be the perfect option!
The programme 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 and social action projects, engaging with members of the public and educating them on crime prevention.
During their sessions, which are usually held once every two weeks, cadets receive talks and demonstrations from serving police officers and get inputs from other emergency services.
There is also the opportunity to take part a range of 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.
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. It’s also a fantastic asset to have on your CV or university application.
“If you know a young person who is seeking new challenges and experiences, please let them know that 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 to help make a difference to the community their community.”
For more information, or to express an interest in joining your local cadet group, visit the cadets information section of our website or contact the team by email.