Police Cadets looking for new recruits

Lancashire Constabulary Volunteer Police Cadets from Preston at their Attestation Ceremony at Blackburn's King George's Hall.
Lancashire Constabulary Volunteer Police Cadets from Preston at their Attestation Ceremony at Blackburn's King George's Hall.

Young people between the ages of 13-18 who are looking for adventure, new skills and to work within their local communities, are being invited to consider joining the Lancashire Police Cadets.

There are currently 450 volunteer police cadets across nine units in Lancashire and the force is looking to recruit a further 200 to join the cadet family.

Sgt Helen Nellany, Citizens in Policing Development Officer, said: “The cadets give young people the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of policing within Lancashire, whilst carrying out fundraising challenges. They get involved in an array of projects aimed at breaking down barriers between the police, young people and the wider community.”

She added: “They also benefit from learning valuable team skills and disciplines, with many opting to progress further and become a special constable or a regular police officer, while others utilise their experience when applying for jobs.”

Interested applicants can apply on line via: www.lancashire.police.uk/cadets. It is open to both boys and girls.