New Students Join Our Award Winnings Police Cadets

New volunteers joined our Police Cadet scheme, which has now won multiple awards. We can't wait to see what this new cohort achieves.

Recently, it was time to welcome some new faces into the Police Cadet scheme. In partnership with Northumbria Cadets, the volunteering police cadet scheme is the first in the UK to have members with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Being part of the scheme means students take part and learn about important topics like the phonetic alphabet, hate crime, anti-social behaviour, knife crime, crime prevention, internet safety, dog handling, wellbeing and mental health, theft, road safety/drink driving and anti-bullying.

Reflecting on this scheme, the Headteacher of the college Joanne Rees-Proud said, “We are thrilled to be the first college in the country to be able to offer our students this amazing opportunity. We strive to offer our students education and experiences that help them reach their fullest potential in all aspects of their lives, and this cadetship will certainly support that.”

Cadets regularly join Northumbria police on foot patrols and assisting with Remembrance Sunday events.

Students from last year’s cadets have now become mentors, and they will help to assist the new group in their future endeavours. And in this ceremony the new cohort swore their oath and received their certificates for joining, before they moved onto food and refreshments.

An Award-Winning Scheme

Previously the Police Cadets were nominated in the British Diversity Awards and they then won 2 awards from Natspec. This time they’ve scooped a further two awards. They were given the Lord Ferrers awards for Best Volunteer Cadet team and they’ve more recently won an award at the Pride of Policing Awards.

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