Northamptonshire Police cadets to star in new documentary

Young volunteer police cadets will feature in a BBC Three documentary which will hit television screens next week.

The documentary, Can We Trust The Police? follows British actor Adam Deacon in his efforts to find out more about policing, and it will feature his day with Northamptonshire’s Police Cadets during a visit in April.

The show will be aired on Monday, June 25, at 9pm on BBC Three.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: “Adam spent the day with Northamptonshire Police’s cadets in April to get a different view from young people who are actively engaging with the police, many with aspirations to become officers themselves.

“During his time with the cadets he shadowed them on a proactive vehicle crime patrol at Sixfields in Northampton and also took part in their unarmed defensive tactics training.

“The experience was a very positive one for Adam and seeing young people passionate about policing gave him hope for the future.”

The Hackney born actor’s documentary inestigates whether people’s perception of the police has changed over the years.

He claims he has always been wary of the police and says he has seen examples of police brutality and racism.

His investigation takes him inside different aspects of policing – from firearms training with armed police, to policing large scale events such as the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and late-night patrols in a seaside town, to try to understand the job from the inside out.

Volunteer police cadets were introduced to Northamptonshire Police in June 2011 for young people aged between 16 and 19.

More information about the scheme can be found online at: http://www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx?id=7235