On Wednesday the 28th of November 2018 cadets from around the Humberside area came together to attend the annual Volunteer Police Cadet Attestation. 41 new recruits took to the stage at Hull University to take their oaths and to formally enter the Humberside Police Family. The cadets were joined by their family and friends to help celebrate their achievements so far and recognise the hard work they have put in to successfully complete their initial training. 

On the night the Cadets were joined by Assistant Chief Constable and the High Sheriff of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Debbie Rosenberg, who thanked them all for giving back to their communities and their families and friends for supporting the Cadet Scheme.

Sergeant Katie Hoskins of the Community Safety Unit stated “Cadets have now been with us for nearly 2 years and in that time they have done some fantastic things. With the support of our wonderful Unit Leaders they have worked hard to gain new skills and abilities that not only help them with being a police cadet but also help them serve their communities. Here in the Community Safety Unit we are very proud of what our cadets do to make a difference and how they come together to help others around them.”

It was also an opportunity to recognise the contribution of other cadets and during the event there were awards to recognise this. Assistant Chief Constable Scott Young presented Cadet Leo Lobont with an award for displaying outstanding qualities where he safeguarded members of his local community during an incident where he put the safety of others first and helped to preserve life by drawing on his training as a cadet to so.

Each unit had also nominated a cadet for Cadet of the Year with this year’s winner being Cadet Henna Hussain of the Scunthorpe Unit. Henna’s unit leaders had described her as having a genuine passion and interest for the Cadet scheme and showed a great potential for a future career with the police force.

Community Engagement Coordinator’s Katie Hardy and Sue Macrae stated “The cadets work very hard to make a difference and it is wonderful how the scheme is supported by the local communities and businesses. We would like to thank all those that support us to make the Cadets happen. We would like to thank Core Drivers Ltd of Grimsby and the Blakemore Foundation for their recent support of the Cadet Scheme and look forward to working with others in the future.”