Cleveland Police Cadets have been recognised for their hard work over the past year at an award ceremony held at Cleveland Police Headquarters in Middlesbrough on Friday 1st December.
Around 80 cadets cover the four local policing areas across Cleveland in Middlesbrough, Redcar, Stockton and Hartlepool and representatives from each area attended the ceremony.
The cadets, who are also trained Dementia Friends, were given certificates for social responsibility and citizenship, life skills, health, fitness and safety, outdoor adventure and teamwork, purpose of policing, community safety and crime awareness.
Certificates were also given to the cadets for their involvement in community events such as the Remembrance Day Parades, children of Chernobyl at Preston Park and for volunteering in care homes and charities.
Some cadets also received recognition outside of the cadet curriculum by attending sessions with guest speakers which included first aid delivered by the British Red Cross and terrorism awareness delivered by the National Counter Terrorism Police.
Assistant Chief Constable Jason Harwin said: “A huge congratulations to the cadets on their amazing achievements over the past year. Each one of the cadets has shown their incredible community spirit and they should all be extremely proud of themselves for dedicating their free time to making the area we live in a better place.”
Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for the cadets who should rightly be proud of what they have accomplished within our community. The cadets are truly committed people who go the extra mile by giving their time and dedication to our communities and they deserve to be recognised with these awards.”
Police Cadet Coordinator, Craig Green, from Safe in Tees Valley, which is funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner to run the cadet programme on behalf of Cleveland Police, said: “These awards recognise all the hard work that our cadets have put in over the past year and the awards ceremony is a brilliant way to highlight how they are benefiting our local communities.
“Each of the cadets has made, and continue to make, a huge difference to the people of Cleveland and the area we live in by going above and beyond their duties. I am extremely proud of the cadets and the effort they put in and I am delighted they have been awarded with certificates in recognition of their efforts.”
Additional awards were handed out to…
Best Attendees Award - Bradley Lewis (Hartlepool Cadet), Jo Devlin (Stockton Cadet), Kieron Wilson (Middlesbrough Cadet) & Lucy McAuslan (Redcar Cadet).
Outstanding Contribution to the Cadet Programme 2017 - Luke Burnett (Hartlepool Cadet)
Social Action Project 2017 - Charlotte Grange Care Home Hartlepool, Luke Burnett, Declan Sowerby, Omran Alkoteiche & Mohammed Alkoteiche
Cadet of the Year 2017 - Victor Lelyavin – (Middlesbrough Cadet)
Outstanding Contribution by Staff / Volunteer - James McLeary (Stockton Unit Coordinator)
Cadet Unit of 2017 - Redcar & Cleveland Cadet Unit
Posted on Wednesday 6th December 2017