Police thank cadets for their work

19 Jul 2016 16:11 PM

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Police in Newcastle and Gateshead want to say a huge thank you to their cadets.

In just the last seven days the Newcastle and Gateshead cadets have clocked up more than 253 hours helping their communities.

They have delivered over 500 crime prevention leaflets to residents in Lemington, carried out crime surveys in Newbiggin Hall and worked alongside officers reassuring the people of Fenham after recent burglaries.

They have held crime prevention sessions in Benwell, took part and marshalled hundreds of runners during the Pride 5k run and helped police the thousands of people who came into the city centre for the Pride parade.

Throughout all of this they have been exemplarily ambassadors for the force and have raised the profile of the police cadets in the public.

Central Chief Inspector Steve Hails said: "I can not begin to describe just how amazing our police cadets are and the incredible work they do for Northumbria Police.

"Seeing them at the Pride festival and the fantastic job they were doing helping the public made me so proud to have them as part of the team and I can't speak highly enough of them and what they do.

"Sgt Nicola MacGregor does a great job of overseeing their development and making sure they get involved with all aspects of policing and they have become a really valued member of the police family.

"Anyone who is interested in becoming a cadet should contact their local Neighbourhood Policing Team and speak to their local officers. Also keep an eye on the force website, we will be recruiting for the next intake around September time."

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