[C]umbria Constabulary is now recruiting for Police Cadets.
The scheme, for 13 – 18 year olds, is being launched across the county, with opportunities for youngsters to get involved at Carlisle, Penrith, Workington, Barrow and Kendal.
It is part of the Volunteer Police Cadet scheme which is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout the UK.
Becoming a Police Cadet allows individuals the chance to develop their qualities and skills, and to enhance their confidence.
Cadets will be trained by police officers, staff, and other volunteers, and will learn about the law, specialist police departments and much more. They will also take part in neighbourhood policing initiatives, plus community activities and events.
Superintendent Sarah Jackson said: “This is a great scheme for teenagers who are interested in a career with the police, but it isn’t all about that. It’s about developing young people and creating good citizens, and by doing so, building communities.
Cadets will be selected to take part based on a number of different criteria, but everyone interested is encouraged to apply as Cumbria Constabulary is looking for a diverse group of youngsters.
Once selected, Cadets will be invited to an induction session in March, before the two-hour weekly sessions commence the week of April 16th.
Anyone interested can find the application forms https://www.cumbria.police.uk/Recruitment/Police-Cadets/Cumbrias-Police-Cadets-Recruitment-Now-Open.aspx. Applications need to be submitted by 8am on February 12th 2018.
We are also looking for volunteer Cadet Leaders that could commit time each week to the running of the programme. Formal role descriptions will be published in due course but if you would like further information please email us – [email protected] Even if prospective leaders cannot commit to attending every week, we’d still like to hear from you.
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall said: “ This is a fantastic scheme which aims to strengthen the voice of younger people in policing, helps them to make a real contribution in our communities, develop themselves in a constructive environment and to experience some new personal challenges – most of all, to have fun and be part of a team. I would encourage anyone who is interested in either becoming a Police Cadet or a Volunteer Cadet Leader, (a really rewarding role), don’t be shy, just give it a go!”
For further information about the VPC scheme nationally, please visit the Volunteer Police Cadet website – https://vpc.police.uk