Youngsters can be cadets in communities

Young people aged 13 to 18 are being invited to consider joining the Lancashire Police Cadets
Young people aged 13 to 18 are being invited to consider joining the Lancashire Police Cadets

Young people aged 13 to 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 cadets across nine units in Lancashire, one of which is Blackpool and Fylde, and the force is looking to recruit a further 200.

The cadets give young people the opportunity to experience the full spectrum of policing within Lancashire, while carrying out fund-raising challenges

The volunteer programme provides an environment where young people 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, while carrying out fund-raising challenges.

“They get involved in projects aimed at breaking down barriers between the police, young people and the wider community.

“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 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.”

Visit www.lancashire.police.uk/cadets to apply.