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Join the Police Cadets Urges Chief Constable


Cleveland police’s new Chief Constable is urging youngsters across Teesside to join the Force’s cadet scheme.

Chief Constable Mike Veale began his career in policing after leaving school at 16 and joining the police cadets in Avon and Somerset.

Mie explained: “Being a cadet gave me a valuable insight into law enforcement and provided me with some great opportunities that helped me learn many important lessons, including improving the way I communicate with people, learning how to break down barriers and to forge connections. I would recommend anyone to give it a try as who knows where you’ll end up. Maybe even as a Chief Constable one day!”

Cleveland Police Cadets is a uniformed voluntary youth programme open to young people aged between 12-17-years-old and they are now recruiting. The programme focuses on fun, friendship and adventure and encourages young people from diverse backgrounds to develop social responsibility for their communities. 

Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger funds the programme which is run on behalf of police by Safe in Tees Valley.

Barry said: “The aim of the cadet programme is to encourage good citizenship and adventure and to provide young people with a practical understanding of policing.  We have 4 cadet groups, one in each borough, getting involved in a range of useful and productive activity in our local communities.

“Becoming a cadet is fantastic opportunity for young people, it gives them chance to be heard, allows them to support local policing priorities and gives them an opportunity to make a huge impact in our communities. I guarantee that being a cadet will provide you with unique and life changing experiences!”

Volunteers, including police officers, deliver a structured weekly programme of community safety, physical fitness, outdoor adventure and social responsibility for the cadets.

Programme Coordinator, Craig Green from Safe in Tees Valley said: “Being a cadet provides young people with many exciting adventures and it is a great way to give back to the community. It is extremely rewarding being a cadet and a good opportunity to make new friends and be part of a team. We would love for new cadets to join us for their own experience and to benefit our local communities.”

Any budding cadets who would like to apply for the programme should call 01642 664440 or email cadets@safeinteesvalley.org for an application pack.


Posted on Thursday 24th May 2018
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