Teenagers looking to enhance their CV are being given the chance to join the Lancashire Police cadets.Advertisement
Preston’s College hosts the voluntary roles meetup each week and the police are recruiting 100 new cadets.
They already have 500 serving cadets across the county.
Sergeant Helen Nellany 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.
“Police cadets help and assist in the community by getting involved in a number of activities, including stewarding local events such as fairs, town shows and carnivals. They also help the local neighbourhood policing teams, carry out leaflet drops, crime prevention initiatives, community safety events and street surveys.
“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, whilst others utilise their experience when applying for jobs.”
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The Preston Cadets meet every Wednesday evening at Preston’s College from 5pm to 9pm.
Lancashire Police is also looking to recruit cadet leaders to support expanding its junior police cadets programme for 10 to 13-year-olds.
Anyone interested can apply via the Lancashire Police website.
Being a cadet is open to boys and girls.