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Posted on May 23rd 2019
Join the UK's Fastest Growing Uniformed Youth Group
Would you like to join the new Police Cadets group which has just started at Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich? It runs every Tuesday from 7pm – 9pm.
If you would like to join, simply ask your Behaviour for Learning Leader, or contact PC Marcus. Parents can also call PC Marcus on 020 8299 5300 or email email@example.com.
Volunteer Police Cadets are found in a growing number of cities, towns and communities across the UK offering great opportunities to young people aged 13 – 19 years. They welcome cadets from any background, social group, gender, ethnicity, ability/disability and whether you have an interest in the police or not.
They are not looking to recruit future police officers, but want to give all young people a chance to be heard, support their community and develop skills to become fantastic citizens in a fun, friendly and exciting way. The Police Cadets welcome young people who may have previously been in trouble with the police or may feel some disconnection with their peers and community.
The Volunteer Police Cadets is the primary youth engagement and diversion programme of the Metropolitan Police Service, with over 5,000 cadets volunteering regularly with police officers across London to support operational policing, crime prevention and community safety. In 2017 Volunteer Police Cadets volunteered 402,147 hours supporting their communities and the Metropolitan Police Service in London. The Volunteer Police Cadets celebrated its 30th anniversary last year having started back in 1987 as a small project in South Norwood. Today the programme spans across every borough in London and is accessible to young people aged between 13 – 19 years old.
Cadets are fantastic role models and ambassadors for London. They provide the Metropolitan Police Service with great feedback, both positive and negative, which is used to influence policies and strategies to deliver effective policing for all young people and the wider community.
If you'd like to find out more, ask your Behaviour for Learning Leader or contact PC Marcus. Parents are very welcome to call PC Marcus on the school number or email firstname.lastname@example.org.