You can apply to be a young police cadet

Police Cadets Louisa Dixon and Charlie Flatter at a CVS young people's volunteering event.
Police Cadets Louisa Dixon and Charlie Flatter at a CVS young people's volunteering event.

Young people between the ages of 13-18 who are looking for adventure, new skills and to work within their local communities, are being invited to consider joining the Lancashire Police Cadets.

There are currently 450 volunteer police cadets across nine units in Lancashire; Lancaster and Morecambe, Blackburn and Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley, Nelson and Colne, Blackpool and Fylde, South Ribble, Preston and West Lancs and the force is looking to recruit a further 200 to join the cadet family.

The volunteer police cadet programme provides an environment where young people can be themselves, can harness their community spirit to help others and become a community leader of the future.

Sgt Helen Nellany, Citizens in Policing Development Officer 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.”

Apply at www.lancashire.police.uk/cadets.