The Chief Constable and PCC with the Cleveland Police Cadets
Police cadets took part in an evening of crime scenarios to test their ability to deal with several types of crimes.
The evening took place on Saturday (12th December) at Police Headquarters where cadets were tested on seven different scenarios ranging from Domestic Violence to Child Sexual Exploitation to dealing with drug-dealing and burglary.
Police Cadet Co-ordinator, Dave Mead said: “This was a challenging but equally enjoyable night for our Cadets, who encountered a number of testing scenarios, role acted by experienced trainers and police officers. The aim of the event was to reinforce the importance of partner initiatives such as Barnardo’s Child Sexual Exploitation, The White Ribbon Campaign and Dementia Friends. The Cadets gained in confidence and increased their understanding of important issues that affect our communities”
Police and Crime Commissioner, Barry Coppinger added: “An awful lot of work went into ensuring the cadets gain a wide range of knowledge of policing and this should enable them to develop their skills. I am sure they found the scenarios they were faced with incredibly interesting and thought-provoking.”
Cleveland Police’s Chief Constable Jacqui Cheer attended the event, as well as representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society, White Ribbon Campaign, and Barnardo’s CSE trainers.
Mrs Cheer said: “This event gave our Cadets a really valuable insight into some examples of the work our officers carry out on a daily basis. They all threw themselves into the scenarios and worked hard with problem solving, decision making and teamwork”.
Posted on Monday 14th December 2015