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Recruitment drive launched to attract new cadet leaders

New volunteers are being recruited to lead Cambridgeshire’s successful police cadet scheme and help divert young people away from crime.

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Sir Graham Bright is appealing for enthusiastic self-starters to put themselves forward for the responsible roles and inspire young people to realise their full potential.

The new recruits will work in the Wisbech area and will support the delivery of the Volunteer Police Cadet programme at one of two new units.

No prior policing experience is necessary and full training will be provided. However, candidates will need an interest in working with young people and helping them to achieve their best.

“This is an excellent opportunity to give something back to the community and help young people to carve a better future for themselves,” said Sir Graham.

“Young people need positive role models to nurture their talents and instil confidence and motivation – if you believe that you have the charisma to do this then we would love to hear from you.

“The skills you learn through this role will expand your attributes from an employment perspective. It’s also a highly rewarding way of spending your free time.”

The new leaders will either work from the Queen Mary Unit which launches in September and will involve meetings every Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm or alternatively the Meadowgate Unit which will meet every Friday from 1pm until 3pm from October for young people with disabilities. Additional training will be given for those candidates working from this unit.

Some extra hours or weekend support will also be required occasionally.

Applicants need to be reliable, willing to get involved and be able to demonstrate positive social behaviour as well as have lots of energy and enthusiasm. Experience of working with young people might be useful but is not essential for the role.

Anyone who is interested in doing something productive in their spare time and is able to spare a couple of hours each week is urged to get in touch. For more details, please contact Hannah Watson, Volunteer Co-ordinator, for more details at, telephone: 01954 713911 or take a look at