Young people urged to sign up to cadets

PUBLISHED: 14:00 15 July 2016


Teenagers across Weston-super-Mare are being encouraged to join the town’s volunteer police cadet unit.

The voluntary role is open to young people aged between 14 and 17 who go to school within the Avon and Somerset Constabulary force area.

Cadets are required to carry out tasks around the town centre on Thursday evenings and will help to provide a uniformed police presence at community events, such as the Weston Air Day.

The role will also give young people the chance to learn valuable skills, including first aid, teamwork, communication and leadership, and will enable them to go behind the scenes to learn about roles and responsibilities within the police.

Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Crew said: “Our volunteer police cadets are exceptional young people who are prepared to give up their time to help keep their communities safe.”

If you are interested in signing up, places are available from September. Visit by July 22 to apply.

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