Grantham's new police cadets complete their training
Nine new volunteer police cadets have become the latest to complete their basic training.
The Mayor of Grantham Councillor Adam Stokes presented the new recruits with their Attestation Certificate at a ceremony held at Grantham Police Station last Wednesday.
Each new recruit promised to serve and support the community with dignity and pride, to always be a good citizen, respectful to others and remain honest and committed to Lincolnshire Police.
The nine police cadets commenced their training three months ago and have been learning about the cadet role and purpose, code of conduct and the basic make up of police departments and roles. They have now progressed to role playing stop and searches and taking appropriate action when an offence is identified.
They are also looking forward to participating in public events including remembrance parades, learning about police powers and procedures, use of police radios, cyber crime and First Aid.
Cadet Jasmine said: “I wanted to feel pride on representing my community. I enjoy learning the codes of conduct used by officers.”
Cadet Harry added: “I want to make the streets a better and safer place.”
Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is a nationally recognised police uniformed youth organisation which operates in most parts of the UK. It teaches young people skills in policing, and some may assist police officers with low-risk activities.
Membership is open to youths aged 13-18 years old.