Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Cutland has formally welcomed the arrival of 72 new police cadets to help deliver crime reduction in Nottinghamshire.
The new recruits, all aged 16, were sworn into their roles at County Hall on Tuesday evening (Tuesday 8 October) where they declared their allegiance to the force and pledged to serve the community and act as ambassadors for Nottinghamshire Police.
Deputy Commissioner Cutland attended the event to welcome the cadets and express her gratitude at the personal commitment they had offered to make Nottinghamshire safer. She talked about the way they were challenging negative, stereotypical perceptions of young people and really making a difference to their local communities.
Speaking after the event she said: “It’s great that so many young people in the county are prepared to give their time so freely to protect people and I am delighted the Force is investing in local support which will be for the benefit of everybody.”
Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is keen to bolster the Force’s pool of volunteers to help get to the heart of local issues and encourage the public to take responsibility for safety in their area.
The cadets officially joined the Force last month and will attend a total of 39 weekly sessions to develop an understanding of various operational departments and learn skills. They will volunteer four hours per month to assist the police in attending public events and deliver crime prevention activities.
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Posted on Thursday 10th October 2013