Merseyside Police seeks Volunteer Cadets aged 16-18

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[dropcap type=”circle”]D[/dropcap]o you want to be a Police Cadet or know of anyone who would?

If you are 16 and currently in Year 12, you could be eligible to join the Merseyside Police Volunteer Cadet Scheme.

It’s a one-year scheme that engages young people who are 16-18 years old.

Those eligible to apply will have received their GCSE results in August 2016.

As a volunteer cadet, you’ll be involved in a structured training programme aimed at developing key life skills and providing experiences that cannot be obtained elsewhere.

You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the police service, with insights and visits to many departments including:

  • Dogs and mounted
  • Firearms
  • Control rooms and contact centres
  • Public order training
  • Forensics

Volunteer Police Cadets can get involved in many other activities, including fundraisers, local problem solving exercises, high profile events, first aid training, and an insight into football operations.

There will also be an opportunity for a partnership with army cadets which will involve an overnight stay and outdoor survival skills

Recruitment is currently open until 2nd December.

This video may help you make up your mind:

If you wish to take part in scheme, contact the Community Engagement Team via email:

An Open evening is being held at Merseyside Police Headquarters between 5pm and 7pm on Thursday 17th November 2016. That’s tomorrow so anyone interested in attending will have to get in touch quickly.

To book a place at the Open evening please use the email address above or, better still given the short amount of time left, telephone 0151 777 8970 or 0151 777 4182.

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