Warwickshire Police cadets Passing Out Parade and induction ceremony
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The Parade marked the departure of 32 cadets who have completed the programme, acknowledged the contribution of those remaining and welcomed a further 46 recruits.
The ceremony was attended by 200 people and held at Warwickshire Police head-quarters in Leek Wootton, the first in-person passing out parade in over a year due to the pandemic.
The cadets carried out a marching display in front of proud families, close friends, cadet leaders, police officers and special guests.
After the ceremony each passing out cadet was awarded with a medal to mark their outstanding voluntary service to Warwickshire.
The ceremony also welcomed new cadet recruits and honoured guest Min Willoughby-De Brooke, High Sheriff of Warwickshire, presented them with lanyards and ID badges.
Alex Franklin Smith, Deputy Chief Constable of Warwickshire Police, who opened proceedings said “We are extremely proud of our cadets and grateful for their contributions to policing and the communities we serve. Today we welcome our new cadet intake and say a fond farewell and good luck to our leavers. We hope that they are now inspired to build a career in policing and we will welcome them back into the Warwickshire force in the future.”
Philip Seccombe, The Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner, who bought proceedings to a close, said “It is a privilege to be here today to pay tribute to these remarkable young people. I would like to congratulate the cadets on their accomplishments and thank them for volunteering their time to assist the policing effort, making a positive impact to Warwickshire communities.”