Police cadets to launch in Wisbech

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A police cadet scheme will be launched in Wisbech during September.

Teenagers aged between 13 and 18 will be able to learn more about policing activities along with the law and volunteering in the community.

The new scheme is opening at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech from September and sessions will take place every Wednesday from 5pm until 7pm.

Wisbech is the third town in the county to be getting a cadet force following an agreement by Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright.

The scheme is open to teenagers aged between 13 and 18. In addition to weekly meetings, cadets will also be able to volunteer in their local community, support police teams at public events, deliver crime prevention advice and carry out mystery shopper activities for age-restricted items.

Sir Graham said: “I’m delighted to announce the expansion of this project which is helping to inspire young people to gain new skills and use their time effectively for the benefit of the whole community.

“Being part of a cadet scheme boosts self-confidence and personal pride and gives young people a positive direction to follow.

“It also helps to break down stereotypes of young people and shows the public that young people can and are making a difference.”

Contact Hannah Watson, volunteer co-ordinator, on 01954 713911 or email hannah.watson@cambs.pnn.police.uk