Why not join our police cadets in St Albans and Harpenden?
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Are you aged between 13 and 17, live in St Albans, Harpenden and surrounding towns and villages, have an interest in policing and love a new challenge?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
We now have a few places available at the St Albans and Harpenden Volunteer Police Cadet group which meets every other Tuesday in term-time from 7pm to 9pm at a local venue.
As well as learning about police procedures and the law, voluntary cadets play a vital role in community events, engaging with members of the public and educating them about crime prevention. During their sessions, cadets receive talks and demonstrations from serving police officers and get inputs from other emergency services.
Specialist departments such as the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Armed Policing Unit and Dog Unit also give regular talks.
There is also the opportunity to take part in a range of social and exciting outdoor activities such as white-water rafting, weekend holidays and summer camps, court visits and foot patrols at local music festivals.
St Albans and Harpenden Volunteer Police Cadets Lead Instructor Steve Alison, who is also a Police Chief Inspector, said: “This is a really good opportunity for young people to do something completely different, see what modern policing is all about, even if you don’t intend to become a police officer, and give something back to the community.”
He added: “It’s a great way to meet new people and being part of a cadet group is also a fantastic asset to have on your CV or university application. If you know a young person who is looking for new challenges and experiences, please let them know that we’re recruiting.”
Cadet groups are led by Police Officers, PCSOs and volunteers who support young people in their development.