13/09/2016

Police Cadets Appeal for New Recruits & Volunteers

The Cleveland Police Cadet Programme is currently recruiting new cadets and volunteers to be a part of their team.

The cadets are run by police officers, Police Community Support Officers and volunteers across the four local policing areas in Cleveland.

Members of the Cleveland Police Cadets play an integral part in the local community and in representing the Force.

The programme gives teenagers aged between 13 and 16 the chance to develop life and citizenship skills whilst making new friends.

Since 2009, Cleveland Police have participated in the National Volunteer Police Cadet programme and it provides volunteers the chance to get involved with the heart of the community and to mentor the cadets.

Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, funds the programme which is ran on behalf of police by Safe in Tees Valley, based at Corvette House on Preston Farm in Stockton.

Barry said: “The aim of the Cleveland Police Cadet programme is to promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people and to encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship.

“The programme is a great opportunity for volunteers to inspire young people to participate positively in their communities, to give teenagers a chance to be heard and to support local policing priorities.”

Programme Coordinator, Craig Green from Safe in Tees Valley said: “Cleveland Cadets have recently been recognised for carrying out excellent social action in the community for work they have done with the elderly and people with dementia.

“Being a cadet and volunteering with them is extremely rewarding and we would love for new cadets to join us and for volunteers to support us on a regular basis.

“Anyone who is willing to help out would be very welcome and any opportunities for sponsorship or fundraising would be great as the more support and funding we get, the more opportunities can be provided for the cadet programme, which in turn benefits the local community.”

Any budding cadets or volunteers who would like to apply for the programme should call 01642 664440 or email [email protected] for an application pack.