Cadets urged to go online
Dated: 05 Apr 2012
Teens interested in joining police cadets are invited to take part in an online chat to find out more.
Sergeant Alan Parks, who developed Northumbria Police’s volunteering cadet scheme, will host the online event with year two cadets.
It will take place on Wednesday, April 11 between 5pm and 7pm, which teenagers can access via their computers or smart phones.
Taking part couldn’t be easier, simply go to http://www.northumbria.police.uk/about_us/work_for_us/Cadet/ask/index.asp and go to “Ask a question”. Those wanting to take part can also set an email reminder via this link.
Sgt Parks explained: “We’re extending police cadets to each of the force’s six area command locations, so we’re inviting 14 or 15-year-olds who live in Northumberland, North Tyneside, Newcastle, Gateshead, South Tyneside and Sunderland to go online and ask any questions about this exciting opportunity.
"Over 100 teenagers will get the chance to become a cadet which offers a fun and interesting way to develop key skills and knowledge while making friends and enjoying some incredible life experiences."
The online session aims to complement other police cadet recruitment events that have already taken place in schools, shopping centres and other busy locations across the region.
To be eligible for cadets candidates must be aged 14 or 15 and live in the Northumbria area.
The closing date for completed applications is Saturday, April 14. Visit www.ebeat.org.uk for more details.