The first ever Police Cadets in Coventry held at Barr’s Hill School

The first ever Police Cadets in Coventry held at Barr’s Hill School

The Volunteer Police Cadets is the nationally recognised police uniformed youth group throughout the UK and the first ever to run in Coventry has been held at Barr’s Hill School.

14 students were selected to take part from across different schools in Coventry – Barr’s Hill, Blue Coat, Sidney Stringer and President Kennedy School.

The Aims of the Volunteer Police Cadets are:-

To promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people.

To encourage the spirit of adventure and good citizenship.

To support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to be heard.

To inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.

The organisation of Police Cadets aim at a diverse group of young people aged 13 – 18 years, who have a joint desire to support their local communities and gain a practical understanding of policing. Sessions are led by police officers, police staff and volunteers.

Cadets develop their leadership skills by undertaking challenging social action projects in their communities with an expectation that they will volunteer 3 hours a month. Examples of these projects include supporting older members of the community, understand cyber crime, fund raising for charities and road safety campaigns.