The recently recruited cadets were also given the opportunity to ask their visitors questions, which included what their future aspirations are and how they got to where they are now.

The Staffordshire Police Cadet Service was launched by Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis to strengthen links between the police and young people and promote good citizenship.  Successful cadet units have been launched in Stafford, Cannock, Burslem, Tamworth, Longton, Codsall and Burton, with more planned throughout the year.

The Police Cadets work towards several nationally recognised qualifications, including team-working and citizenship.  Many of the cadets have found that, through the scheme, they are becoming not only more confident and outgoing, but they are also benefiting both socially and academically, all whilst helping to build links between the police and young people.

Mr Ellis said, "When I had the idea for the cadets, it was all about investing in the young people of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent; helping them reach their full potential and grow into good citizens of the future.

I've seen young people from all backgrounds grow in confidence immeasurably and I'm sure the Burton Cadets will continue to go from strength to strength.  I would like to thank the volunteers for everything they have done so far to make it possible."

ACC Barnett added, "It was an honour to attend this event and meet some of our amazing young cadets.  They are a credit to themselves, their families and the force.  It is never too early to join the policing family and the commitment and dedication shown by these young people is to be applauded."