The annual service celebrates law and order and is attended by local judges and dignitaries.

To celebrate his theme of ‘volunteering’ the High Sheriff, Will Hobhouse, invited Police Cadets from across the county to join him in the procession on Sunday, November 5.

In addition, the Head Cadet for St Albans and Harpenden, Jamie Head, had the privilege of being Sword Bearer to the High Sheriff.

A number of police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables also attended.  

Jamie said: “I am very honoured to have been asked to be the High Sheriff’s Sword Bearer, it was the experience of a lifetime and amazing to have played such an important role in this prestigious ceremony. It was incredible to see all the high court Judges and High Sheriffs from neighbouring counties.”

It was a great experience for the Cadets to be involved in such a high profile event and they enjoyed the added bonus of meeting celebrity chef Mary Berry, who was one of the High Sheriff’s guests.

Chief Constable Charlie Hall said: “I was really proud to see such a magnificent turnout of our Cadets to the Justice Service. Every one of our 10 districts were represented. The High Sheriff was most impressed, as he has seen the fabulous contribution from our volunteers over the past year, and the officers and staff who have given their time to assist.

CC Hall commented “I’d like to thank you all. I am delighted that Mary Berry was able to pass on her thanks too, which will mean far more than anything I could say, even without cake.”