In 2013, Gwent Police established its first Police Cadet programme and this year has received the Welsh Government Bronze Award for Youth Work.
The award is given to organisation that proves to have the essential building blocks for high quality youth work. Assessed under areas of performance, quality, learning and procedures, Gwent Police demonstrated a clear commitment to providing a rewarding and enriching experience for its cadet programme.
T/ACC Ian Roberts said:
“Being a Police Cadet is a fantastic way of finding out about policing, giving back to the community and learning skills that stay with you for the rest of your life.
“Since its establishment in 2013, we have been committed to developing a cadet programme that gives young people every opportunity to thrive.
“Receiving this accreditation is down to the hard work and dedication of officers and staff, and the support our current cadets.”
Gwent Police is currently recruiting new Police Cadets. To be considered, you must be aged between 13 and 18, and have a clear drive to meet new people, learn new skills and help the communities of Gwent.