A NEW police cadet scheme for 16 to 18 year olds has been launched in Warwickshire.
Year 11 school pupils interested in a future career with the police are now being invited to apply after recruitment opened yesterday (Monday).
There will be two units in the county, a North Warwickshire one in Nuneaton, and a South Warwickshire one in Leamington. Each unit will have up to 28 cadets, 14 in each year, and will meet every Thursday night.
Cadets can expect to learn drills, take part in outdoor sporting activites, help in community projects, and hear from police officers about life in the force.
Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Ball launched the scheme.
He said: “Young people - both boys and girls - will have the opportunity to be part of an excellent police force and be able to learn many valuable skills which will help them in their future careers, whatever path they choose to follow.
“We have thousands of excellent young people in Warwickshire and I'm keen to tap into their talents and to give them opportunities to counteract some of the negativity sometimes unfairly attached to the overwhelming majority of them.”
Applications close on Sunday 6th April, after which interviews will be held.
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