Wiltshire Police have developed a new voluntary cadets scheme for young people. The aims of the scheme are:
• To promote and encourage a practical interest in policing among young people
• To provide training which will encourage positive leadership within communities
• To encourage the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship.
What do police cadets do:
- Police cadets help and assist in the community by getting involved in stewarding local events such as fairs, carnivals and other local events. We also assist in high profile events such as parades, fetes or charity events
- We also help the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams through leaflet drops, crime prevention initiatives, community safety events and street surveys
- Police cadets are taught basic knowledge in a variety of policing activity. Law for example, definitions of robbery, burglary, theft, public order, Police and Criminal Evidence Act, along with arrest and custody procedures. Also an insight into how to deal with a Road Traffic Collision, first aid, officers safety, conflict management, the caution and stop and search powers
- We have a big interest in teamwork within the cadets, which is why we also practice and perfect the discipline of drill. We take pride in our uniform. As cadets we are taught how to be disciplined and independent on how to clean and maintain high standards in uniform. We present ourselves professionally at events and cadet weekly meetings
- As cadets we also have the opportunity to visit different departments in the police service, such as the Air Support Unit, Dog Section, Firearms unit, Roads Policing and Scenes of Crime unit.
For more details on the criteria and recruitment process, please contact Sergeant, Steve McGlynn on 01380 861871.