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28 March 2010, 07:00
Are you ages between 13 and 18 and have an interest in the police and enjoy outdoor activities and other challenges?
Local officers are starting up the first Harpenden Volunteer Police Cadets scheme and are currently inviting applications from young people - both boys and girls who must live in the St Albans District - including Wheathampstead, Redbourn, Harpenden, St Albans and London Colney.
The Cadets will be taking part in summer camps, community events, fitness activities and will learn about police procedures and the law. There will also be the opportunity to gain a level two NVQ in public services.
Dell Holloway is the lead instructor of the Volunteer Police Cadets and Police Community Support Officer at Harpenden Police Station. He's been telling Heart:
"Some things we are hoping to do is work in the community. If there are people we have come to notice in our crime prevention area such as the elderly that need help, i.e. with gardening or a little bit of decorating, hopefully the Cadets will be able to help and that will help towards their NVQ."
"They will get chance to go out with police officers on duty. As well as that, we hope the fire brigade will get involved and take some sessions with us and give them first aid. So it will give them lots of things to look at, and also the teambuilding towards that."
The Cadets will meet every Tuesday between 7pm and 9pm at Sir John Lawes School on Manland Way in Harpenden. Meetings are £1 per session.
If this sounds interesting, you need to apply quick as places are limited.
For an application pack email email@example.com
All application packs need to be handed into Harpenden Police Station by April 24th or they alternatively you can post them to PC Emma Collins clearly marked HVP cadets, Harpenden Police Station, Vaughan Road, Harpenden, AL5 4GZ.