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Awards for police cadets from Preston and South Ribble

Posted on - 13th July, 2023 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Education, Lancashire Police, Penwortham, People, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
A large group of young teen police cadets receiving awards
South Lancashire Police cadets awards ceremony

Lancashire Police Cadets from Preston, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire recently attended their annual awards night at Lancashire Police Headquarters.

During the event, Cadets and their families, Leaders and Co-ordinators were joined by Chief Inspectors Chris Abbott and Julie Rawsthorne, and the High Sheriff of Lancashire to celebrate their achievements from the last 12 months.

In the last year, Cadets have taken part in a range of activities including the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award training weekend, supporting Neighbourhood Policing Teams with test purchase operations, and signing members of the public up to our messaging service Lancashire Talking.

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A number of awards were handed out on the night, including:

Cadet of the Year

Chorley and South Ribble – This was awarded to Shane who was also promoted to Cadet Inspector.

Preston – Ben and Nathan.

West Lancashire – Sean who was also promoted to Cadet Sergeant.

Cadet Leader of the Year

Chorley and South Ribble – Awarded to Roy whostarted as a Cadet Leader is September 2022 and has recently become a PCSO.

Preston – Awarded to Ellie and Bailey.

West Lancashire – Awarded to Phoebe.

The Long Service Award

Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancashire – This was awarded to Matthew for his continuous dedication to Lancashire Constabulary’s Police Cadets. Matthew has been a Cadet Leader for 10 years.

Preston – This was awarded to Brian who has been a volunteer Cadet Leader since 2016.

Volunteer of the Year

Chorley and South Ribble – This awardwent to Logan for undertaking the most volunteering hours since September 2022. Logan has now left as a Cadet but will be returning as a Cadet Leader in September.

Preston – Awarded to Rebecca and Ruben for the amount of hours dedicated to volunteering in the last twelve months.

West Lancashire – Awarded to Megan for undertaking the most volunteering hours since September 2022.  Megan was promoted to Cadet Sergeant in 2022.

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Chief Superintendent Stasia Osiowy said: “All of our police Cadets and volunteers demonstrate such a strong sense of dedication and commitment to their communities. They are a huge part of the police family, and I would like to express my gratitude to them for helping us to keep people safe.

It is inspiring to see such commitment and passion. I want to congratulate all of the award winners, who I hope are proud of this achievement.”

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