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Police cadets opportunity for year 11s

In Nottinghamshire Police we currently have 9 bases with 137 cadets who are aged between 13-18 years. We recently opened police cadet recruitment and would like to invite the young people in your school or centre to apply.

To be eligible the young person has to be aged 16 years or be aged 16 by the 31st of August 2019.

We are recruiting in these base locations:

· Radford Road Police Station

· St.Anns

· Hucknall Police Station

· Worksop Police Station

The cadet programme is a two year programme term time only where cadets attend cadet sessions on Wednesday evenings from 19:00-21:00pm. The cadets are given a uniform and paid reasonable travel expenses.

The cadets gain an insight into policing covering topics such as:

· Equality and Diversity

· Drill

· Internet Safety

· History of Policing

· Powers of Arrest

· Victim support

· Policing incidents

The cadet sessions are formal, informal and involve practical sessions. The cadets will also have group nights and team building session to enable the cadets to build better relationship and work better as a team.

The cadets take part in Crime Prevention, engaging with the public to raise awareness on current issues in the community. Taking part in community engagement opportunities such schools events, Remembrance Parade, Pride, Crime Training and many more. The cadets also get involved in National cadet schemes where they take part in cadet competition with other cadets in the region and country as well as attending the National Cadet Conference and cadet networking events. Last year four of our cadets and a cadet leader represented Nottinghamshire Police in Ypres for the Police Remembrance Weekend held in Belgium, and we are planning on doing something similar in the near future.

In Nottinghamshire Police we work in partnership with Derbyshire Police and out cadets take part in the Foundation Programme in Policing. This gives young people an insight into policing from an academic standpoint. On completing these, the cadet are able to progress and get automatic entry to Derby University to do an undergraduate degree. In 2020 entry into policing is changing and in order to be able to apply and get into the policing you will need to have a degree, most likely a policing degree. Becoming a cadet will give young people who are interested in policing a good insight into policing to allow them to find out if this is a career that they want to go into.

Below is a link with more information on the cadet programme.

https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/cadets

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