Northumbria Police is giving young people the opportunity to join the force as recruitment for police cadets is opened.
The police cadet scheme is a four year scheme that gives participants the opportunity to see what it is like to be a police officer. Those who take part in the scheme gain great skills and experience, helping to develop their future prospects.
Cadets provide invaluable support to policing teams across the force, from assisting at community events, taking part in crime prevention initiatives and carrying out online meetings to find out what concerns the community.
Assistant Chief Constable Jo Farrell said: “The cadet scheme is a fantastic way for young people to gain skills and experience they may not otherwise have the opportunity to.
“The four-year scheme sees young people see what it is like to be a police officer and be involved in the work police officers do as well as work towards the Duke of Edinburgh award.
“Northumbria Police covers a vast area made up of diverse communities and we want to hear from young people from all sorts of backgrounds as they will all have something they can bring to the team and hopefully also find it incredibly rewarding.”
The types of activities cadets get involved include first aid; taking part in crime prevention initiatives; working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award; team building activities; fundraising and going on patrol for a night-shift.
More information about the scheme and how to apply is available the Northumbria Police website www.northumbria.police.uk