Cannock youngsters are being invited to join the innovative Staffordshire Young Police Cadets, a scheme launched by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) in March.
“The scheme’s all about encouraging young people to develop new skills and self-confidence in the service of communities. It isn’t about recruiting police officers – it’s about developing young people and making a positive difference,” explained Mr Ellis.
The Young Police Cadet scheme for Staffordshire was one of Matthew Ellis’s key election pledges. It aims to strengthen links between the police and young people and promote good citizenship. The uniforms for all cadets will be sponsored by the Local Strategic Partnership set in place.
The cadets will partake in a variety of activities while also learning what it is like to work alongside the Staffordshire Police. The cadets can also work towards Duke of Edinburgh bonze, silver and gold achievements while attempting hiking, climbing and orienteering activities also on the programme.
The scheme is most definitely helping to bring safety to local people but also educating the younger generation in a number of effective ways.