Chance for county youngsters to become police cadets

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An open evening is being held in Wellingborough for young people to find out more about becoming a police cadet.

It is one of three open evenings taking place in Wellingborough, Daventry and Towcester with staff on hand to offer information about the schemes.

Police cadets meet one night a week to learn about the police service and develop practical skills.

The new cadets will also work with local police and become part of their local safer community team, helping out at events and offering crime prevention advice.

Lizzi Betts, cadets and volunteers team leader, said: “This is an exciting time for the cadets’ scheme as we expand in to new towns.

“We hope as many young people as possible are able to come along to the open evenings to find out more.”

She added: “The cadet scheme is an excellent way for young people to gain experience of policing, develop personal skills, build their confidence, make new friends, understand social responsibility and make a difference in the community.”

The events are taking place on the following dates:

– Tuesday, January 21, at 7pm at Wellingborough Police Station, Midland Road, Wellingborough

– Thursday, January 23, at 6pm at Daventry Police Station, New Street, Daventry

– Friday, 24 January, at 6pm at Towcester Leisure Centre, Springfields, Towcester

The closing date for applications is Friday, January 31.

Thirty places will be available on each scheme and applicants must be aged 16 when the scheme starts in Daventry and Towcester in May.

The Wellingborough scheme is also open to 15-year-olds as well as 16-year-olds.

For more information about the cadets visit www.northants.police.uk/cadets or email sav@northants.police.uk.