Police opens cadet scheme to 13-16-year-olds - The Rugby Observer

Police opens cadet scheme to 13-16-year-olds

Andy Morris 27th Jan, 2018   0

ASPIRING young would-be police officers can now enrol in Warwickshire Police’s Cadet Scheme – which is now open to applicants as young as 13 for the first time.

From September, the scheme will follow the National Volunteer Police Cadet model by opening it up to 13-16-year-olds.

The two-year programme teaches a practical understanding of policing and develops participants’ spirit of adventure and good citizenship.

Cadets support local policing priorities through volunteering, working with partner agencies and participation in their communities.

They take part in a variety of activities including self-defence training, marching, fitness, team building, role-playing and outdoor events, and gain an insight into police life through talks by guest speakers and by taking part in community policing events.

Warwickshire Police officer Lee Marston, Principal Police Cadet Leader for North Warwickshire, said: “Police cadets are a family where discipline, friendship and team work are all important.

“If you become a police cadet, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that as a young person you are making a difference to your community and developing yourself for any future career.”

Cadets must attend weekly meetings and give 15 hours of voluntary work per quarter. Applicants must live in Warwickshire and be aged between 13 and 16 on September 1.

An open drop-in recruitment evening takes place on Wednesday February 7 from 6-8.30pm at Rugby College, Technology Drive.

Recruitment closes on February 28. Visit www.warwickshire.police.uk/3849 to apply or for more information.

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