Youngsters invited to join police cadet scheme

Friday, 05 March, 2010

Youngsters are being offered an insight into policing as part of this year's cadet course in Lancaster and Morecambe.

18 young people will be given the fantastic opportunity to take part in the 36-week course and gain experience in the many different departments of Lancashire Constabulary.

At the end of the course, each cadet receives a Btec qualification, which can be used towards entry into higher education and also enhances a CV.

PC Kath Bromilow, who runs the scheme, said: "The cadets undertake a crime prevention project in the community, undertake fitness tests and receive weekly inputs into the departments inside Lancashire Constabulary.

"They decide on a charity of the year and undertake charity walks, canoes, jailbreaks and so on to raise as much money as possible."

She added: "It is enjoyable to work and make new friends whilst undertaking a unique course only open to a few. The young people not only work towards a qualification, but they get a real sense of achievement and develop leadership and communication skills too."

The course starts in August and is open to young people between the ages of 16 - 20 (you have to be 16 at the start of the course.)

Application forms available from PC Kath Bromilow, training manager for Northern Division, Lancaster Police Station. Telephone 01524 596736 or email

The closing date for applications is April 23 2010.

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