Town hosts it first cadets open event

Cadets taking part in Remembrance Day 2012 in Northampton
Cadets taking part in Remembrance Day 2012 in Northampton

Daventry’s first ever police cadet scheme open evening has been hailed a huge success by organisers.

About 30 16-year-olds attended the event held at Daventry District Council offices on Thursday last week.

It was a chance for people to find to little more about the work carried out by the cadets.

Lizzi Betts, who is the cadets and volunteers team leader in charge of the scheme, said: “I am delighted with the turnout that we had.

“I thought that given people were only just going back to school, the attendance might have been a bit low, so we were really pleased to get 30 people coming along.

“I think they will make a massive impression in somewhere like Daventry.

“Younger people often are perceived as seen as out late at night drinking outside the shops at 10pm.

“Not all the youngsters are like that and a lot of the feedback that I have had from people have said how nice it was to see the younger people in the uniform making a difference to the wider community.”

The two-year scheme is set to start in May and will meet once a week. In this time they will work with the local community and learn from police officers and the PCSOs as well as take part in events organised by the police.

Youngsters have until Friday, January 31 to apply to become a police cadet. For further information about the scheme or to apply to become a cadet, visit