A POLICE cadet scheme is set to be launched in Daventry with an open evening being held next week.
The event will take place on Thursday, January 9 from 6-8pm at Daventry District Council offices in Lodge Road.
The cadets are volunteers who play a role in the success of youth engagement with Northamptonshire Police and it is the first time such a scheme has been set up in the town. It is due to start in May 2014.
Cadets will meet once a week to learn about the police service and its functions.
There will also be practical work with police officers, PCSOs and staff to learn about their roles and how they help to support the local community.
The cadets will be a part of the safer community team and will be involved in additional voluntary policing such as community events and crime prevention.
The scheme is for 16- to 18- year-olds and as it is a two-year scheme so participants must be 16 and able to commit to weekly evening training.
To book a place on the course, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further details about the scheme, visit www. northants.police.uk/cadets.