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Knowsley’s young people invited to join the Police Cadets

by Alison Cornmell

Knowsley’s young people have until this Friday 28th May to put themselves forward to become a Merseyside Police Cadet.

Merseyside Police are on the hunt for new Police Cadets to join the force. The cadet programme is 18 months long and looks for 16 -18 year olds to sign up on a volunteer basis. The scheme will provide you with a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience first-hand what working alongside police officers is really like.

Cllr Margaret Harvey, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Cllr Shelley Powell, Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods said in a joint statement:

“The Merseyside Police cadet programme offers our young people a fantastic opportunity to not only develop their personal skills and make new friends, but they will also be contributing positively to their local community.”

Sgt Keith Burke said: “This is an amazing opportunity for any young person living in Merseyside that has ever considered working for the force one day.

“We provide the cadets with a practical understanding of the police service, encouraging them to meet likeminded people and support their local communities.

“The scheme is usually 12 months, however due to Covid, we have extended this year’s intake to 18 months.

“This opportunity doesn’t come around often, so if you are up for the challenge, want to experience something different or are interested in joining us in the future, please apply!”

You’ll also be able to work alongside police colleagues to provide a high visibility style of neighbourhood policing to major events, work with partners on charity initiatives and add valuable skills to your CV.

You can also expect to be based within a variety of teams including the Police firearms department, forensic team and Contact Centre as well as getting to grips on public order training and taking part in team building exercises.

Merseyside Police takes on 100 cadets per year and you can sign up here: https://www.jobtrain.co.uk/merseysidepolice/displayjob.aspx?jobid=6500