Cadets host online forum

18 Oct 2016 16:20 PM

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Build strength and courage to be the person you want to be....become a Volunteer Police Cadet.

On Monday,, recruitment opened for our Volunteer Police Cadet scheme. The four year scheme gives teenagers the opportunity to develop life changing skills and work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

And, on next Tuesday (October18) some of our current cadets will be hosting an online forum to tell those who are interested in the scheme more about it.

The Volunteer Police Cadets will tell potential applicants about the activities they get involved in, the skills they learn and what they get out of the scheme. The forum will be an opportunity for anyone who is interested to get involved and find out more.

Also on hand to answer questions will be cadet leaders.

Newcastle Cadet Leader, Sgt Nicola MacGregor said: "This will be a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in applying for the scheme to find out more about it and what is involved and I would urge anyone who is interested to join us and ask any questions they may have.

"We will also be showcasing some photographs from the events we have been involved in between questions so it really is an opportunity to learn more about the scheme."

Volunteer Police Cadets are an important part of Northumbria Police with teenagers on the scheme becoming involved with the work of neighbourhood policing teams across the force, helping to solve local issues as well as delivering crime prevention advice and joining teams out on patrol.

The cadets also take part in some of the region's biggest events including the International Sunderland Airshow and the Great North Run - some cadets even featured on national TV in the run up to this year's half marathon as they joined in with the warm up!

As well as high profile events, cadets also get involved in local community fun days.

Northumbria Police's Volunteer Police Cadet scheme equips youngsters with valuable life skills to help them build strength and courage for any future career path with a dedicated cadet leader on hand to offer support and guidance to help individuals succeed and become the very best.

Superintendent Sarah Pitt is a key driving force behind Citizens in Policing and volunteering in Northumbria.

She said: "We're very proud of our Volunteer Police Cadet scheme and think it really does provide young people with some fantastic opportunities and really helps prepare them for the future. At the very heart of the cadetship is the sense of community and citizenship with young people on the scheme working as part of a team to develop important life skills.

"Cadets learn a host of practical skills but the main benefit we see and hear about is how much it helps them grow in confidence and every aspect of the scheme is very much aimed at giving young people the opportunity to gain life changing skills to succeed in life."

The online forum will take place between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Tuesday, October 18. Visit the Northumbria Police websit to join the meeting.


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