HATS OFF TO COLLEGE’S NEW VOLUNTEER POLICE CADETS
Date: 27th February 2018
North Yorkshire Police Cadet Force’s newest recruits celebrated the completion of their twelve week induction course with a passing out parade at Askham Bryan College.
North Yorkshire Police opened its first ever Volunteer Police Cadet Unit in September 2015, providing young people with an opportunity to help their local community, gain an insight into policing and learn valuable skills for life.
Over the past three months the 11 cadets have been learning about policing duties and basic law as well as taking part in physical activities and drills before taking their Cadet Oath in front of proud family and friends.
Now that they are fully fledged police cadets, in addition to their weekly training nights, the cadets will contribute at least three hours each month to cadet duties. These range from assisting with local community events, helping their local police teams with leaflet drops, crime prevention and community safety events, street surveys, and as role play volunteers in the training of student officers.
The ceremony was attended by High Sheriff of North Yorkshire Simon Wrightson, Supt Al Wescott, Chief Inspector Rachel Wood, Dept. PCC Will Naylor and Dept. Chief Constable Lisa Winward.