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Cadets Community Project Presentations

November 30, 2019
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On Wednesday 27 November 2019, our second year Senior Police Cadets delivered their Community Project Presentations at the University of Derby.

Seven groups of Cadets from our Carlton, Clifton, Mansfield and Newark units have been working towards completing a group Community Project where they identify a policing issue or priority in their local area through research and complete an evidence based project to help the community. The project forms part of the Foundation in Policing Course ran in partnership with the University of Derby and Derbyshire Constabulary. Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping and Superintendent Suk Verma were amongst the panel of staff receiving the Cadets presentations.

The projects varied from knife crime awareness to shop theft and burglary.The Mansfield Cadet Unit focused their project on educating members of the community, in particular school children, on the consequences of carrying a knife. They planned and carried out a number of assemblies to school children and Junior Cadets. Two groups from Carlton and Clifton targeted shop theft for their project which saw them engaging with shop managers to gather information and partake in high visibility patrols.

Another group from Carlton focused on Burglary in their local area in which they gathered information via surveys and distributed advice with leaflet drops.

The second Clifton group created their project to support the elderly community in giving them advice around how to keep their valuables safe. Finally, the Newark unit delivered their project on the issue of bike theft in their local area. The group have been working with the local policing team to provide bike marking sessions for the pubic where they can register their push bike to help deter thieves.

Cadet Co-ordinator, Charlie Flatters said: “I am really proud of our Senior Cadets who have shown real determination and employed a great deal of team work to plan and carry out their project as well as presenting their work to officer, university academics and family and friends.

"The project presentations are a great way to reflect on the hard work that both the Cadets and their volunteer leaders do over the course of their time with us which not only improves their skills but gives back to the communities of Nottinghamshire too.

”We anticipate that recruitment for our Senior Cadet Scheme will open in January 2020 where we will recruit young people in school year 11 (or equivalent) to take part in the two year programme. More details regarding our Police Cadet scheme can be found here: www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/volunteer.

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