Volunteers needed to join the Lancashire Police Cadets
LANCASHIRE Police are looking for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who want to learn new skills and work within their local communities as part of the force’s volunteer cadet programme.
There are currently 500 volunteer police cadets across nine units in the county, including West Lancs, and the force is looking to recruit more.
The volunteer police cadet programme provides an environment where young people can be themselves, can harness their community spirit to help others and become a community leader of the future.
Citizens in policing development officer, Sergeant Helen Nellany, said: “The cadets give young people the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of policing within Lancashire, while carrying out fundraising challenges.
“They get involved in an array of projects aimed at breaking down barriers between the police, young people and the wider community.
“Police cadets help and assist in the community by getting involved in a number of activities, including stewarding local events such as fairs, town shows and carnivals.
“They also help the local neighbourhood policing teams, carry out leaflet drops, crime prevention initiatives, community safety events and street surveys.
“And they benefit from learning valuable team skills and disciplines, with many opting to progress further and become a special constable or a regular police officer, whilst others utilise their experience when applying for jobs.”
Lancashire Police are also looking to recruit cadet leaders to support the expansion of their new junior police cadets programme for 10 to 13-year-olds.
Interested applicants, both boys and girls, can apply online via www.lancsvp.org.uk/opportunities/police-cadets/.