Cambridgeshire teenagers urged to become Police Volunteer Cadets and make a difference where they live

Sir Graham Bright.

Sir Graham Bright. - Credit: Archant

Teenagers are being urged to become police cadets who will act as role models to other youngsters.

The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme is the idea of Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright, who says it will be a good way for young people who are interested in policing to make a difference in their community.

The pilot scheme will be launched at the Thomas Deacon Academy in Peterborough and, if successful, rolled out to other parts of the county.

Sir Graham said: “We are forging ahead with the scheme because I am committed to providing opportunities for young people to get involved in policing and playing their part in building safer and stronger communities.

“I am delighted that we have already reached the stage where we are asking young people to come forward and give us some of their time.

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“They will be rewarded by an exciting opportunity that will promote a practical understanding of policing and will also count towards formal qualifications and evidencing voluntary work for the Princes Trust/Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.”

The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme is for people aged between 13 and 18. To find out more, go to or contact Hannah Watson, volunteer coordinator at the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner on 01954 713911

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