Cadet scheme open to youngsters

Police cadets'Pictured is PCSO Kevin Thompson, with cadets Danielle Walsh & Jamie Wykes.
Police cadets'Pictured is PCSO Kevin Thompson, with cadets Danielle Walsh & Jamie Wykes.

YOUNGSTERS have the chance to develop their skills by joining the Volunteer Police Cadets.

The scheme is part of the extended police family network and is open to young people aged 16 to 19.

The aims of the Northamptonshire Police Cadet Scheme is to promote positive images of young people and the police in the community as well as help young people develop skills, social responsibility and knowledge to make good life choices.

It also facilitates links between police and young people and develops stronger communities and an awareness amongst young people of the environment in which they live.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Our cadet scheme is open to all young people regardless of their career ambitions or capabilities.

“Cadets will develop skills and confidence that will be of benefit to communities and employers.”

Applications to the Northamptonshire Police scheme are restricted to those who are, or will be, 16 and no older by the start of the next academic year, and they must achieve a GCSE Grade C in English.