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Most wanted: Northumbria teens for new police cadet roles

03 Oct 2017 11:30 AM

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Northumbria Police has a new set of faces on its most wanted list. The force is in search of year 10 students to become its latest generation of volunteer Police Cadets. 

Cadets sign up for a three year scheme that will see them working closely with local communities and attending some of the region's major events including the Great North Run and Sunderland Air Show. 

Cadets also get a unique insight into the world of the Northumbria force and help to promote policing among other young people. They have a chance to meet some of the force's most popular faces - the horse and police dogs - as well as more specialist teams like the marine unit. 

Superintendent Sarah Pitt said: "Being a police cadet is an experience like no other as you get 'behind the scenes' of policing. We'll have our neighbourhood officers heading into schools to tell young people what it's all about. We want young people from all sorts of backgrounds to join us, wherever you live, whatever school you go to. So if you're looking to do something different with your free time, and meet amazing new people in the process, we'd urge you to apply."
 
Current cadet Tahura added: "This is my first year as a cadet, and it has been such a fun packed year for me as I have helped out at many events such as Northern Pride, Children's Cancer Run, Armed Forces Day and St. George's Parade."

The force is looking to recruit 120 new cadets from Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Northumberland, Newcastle and Gateshead ready to start the scheme in January next year. 

Applications are now open until 31st October. To sign up visit the Northumbria Police careers website: http://careers.northumbria.police.uk/