The first ever group of Volunteer Police Cadets ‘passed out’ on 9 February 2016 at an official ceremony celebrating their dedication to the service.
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The 11 cadets proudly passed out in front of their friends and family, along with Chief Inspector Denise Morrissey and Chief Superintendent Sean O’Callaghan and other members of the Essex Police force. All were there to congratulate the young volunteers on passing their 12 week training programme, allowing them to go forward in the community and help make a difference.
Chief Inspector Denise Morrissey highlighted the hard work and time both the cadets and their leaders had dedicated to making the youth organisation a success.
Chief Superintendent Sean O’Callaghan presented the cadets with certificates thanking both cadets and family for time spent helping their communities.
Caroline Wiggins Safer community’s manger said: ‘The VPC are a great asset to our community, setting a good example from an early age to all around them. The cadets is a wonderful opportunity for our young people to develop valuable skills and gain life experiences that will go on and serve them. I look forward to our cadets going into the community and working together to help make a difference.’
Want to become a police cadet?
If you want to help improve your local community, have an interest in finding out more about how the Police work, or the law, the VPC is for you.
How to apply
For further information please contact VPC Inspector Emma Matthews
For more information please visit Essex Police website