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Police cadet applications close in one week

Young people in the area who are interested in becoming a cadet are encouraged to apply before the deadline of Monday 29 February.

Recruitment for the next intake of the cadets scheme, which begins in September is currently open to pupils who are in year 11 at school.

Warwickshire Police Cadets is a voluntary scheme, aimed at giving young people a practical understanding of policing, whilst enabling them to develop their skills and further their career.

Through a variety of activities including marching, fitness, team building, role playing and outward bound events, cadets gain an insight into police life and work to make a real difference in their communities.

Through the two year programme cadets will work towards a Level 2 Award in Leadership & Team Skills awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), and equivalent to a GCSE A*-C. They will attend talks from guest speakers from different departments and agencies and take part in local community policing events.

To apply you must:

  • live in Warwickshire.
  • be in year 11 at school.
  • be eligible to start at a sixth form or other further education college, begin an apprenticeship or seek employment in September.
  • be able to attend weekly meetings, and commit to 15 hours of voluntary work each quarter.

Detective Inspector Jonathan Belcher said " This is a great opportunity for young people to get involved in a scheme in which they can use their time valuably, find out more about the police and learn important skills whilst making new friends and having fun.

"We'd encourage anyone who is interested in a career in the police, to join the cadets. If you have any questions or would like to know more about the scheme, please send us an email."

To request an application form or for more information, please email cadets@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

These must be completed and returned by Monday 29 February.

For more information visit http://www.westmercia.police.uk/cadets/

Issued: 9pm, Monday 22 February, Emily Dixon, Corporate Communications

Published 22/02/16