VPC National Team - Newsletter June 201703/07/2017
Welcome to our latest newsletter update. We start with a report on the national conference, which was the largest yet and re-affirmed all the great work going on across the country and our continuing expansion that currently makes us the fastest growing uniform youth group in the country!
VPC Annual Conference 9-11 June16/06/2017
The VPC held their fifth annual conference at Ryton College of Policing over the weekend of 9-11 June. The conference was opened by Chief Constable Shaun Sawyer, National Police Chief Lead for the programme, and the key note speaker was Charlotte Hill, the CEO of the 'Step up to Serve' campaign (www.stepuptoserve.org.uk). Charlotte gave an inspirational talk to the 140 delegates from 37 forces on the benefits of youth led social action, whilst highlighting the very close links between the aims of the #iwill campaign and those of the VPC
National VPC Conference is a success11/06/2017
On 9th June, Mark John, Rachel Ward, Jack Shrine and Owain Davies, from Neath in South Wales, travelled to the VPC National Conference at Ryton Police Training College in the West Midlands. The 3 day conference focussed on the current volunteering system, future developments, information sharing and best practice for all forces to develop their schemes in the future.
Digital platform pilot underway23/05/2017
The Barry Police Youth Volunteers are piloting the new Volunteer Police Cadet digital platform.
DofE staff training in the Cairngorms17/05/2017
In early May nine VPC leaders from Lambeth, Kingston, Sutton and the Central team set off up to bonny Scotland to complete a 3 day self-sufficient expedition in the Cairngorm mountains.
Welsh 1000 Walk for Alzheimer's Society16/05/2017
11 Police Youth Volunteers and 6 leaders from the Barry unit recently took part in the Welsh 1000 Walk. This is a major annual event whose aim is to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's society. The walk was organised by PS Mark John, Barry Police Youth Volunteer leader and coordinator.
Barry cadet secures place on tall ship in local competition16/05/2017
Barry Police Youth Volunteer, Joseph Salmon, has secured a place on board a tall ship during the summer holidays as part of a local competition organised by Barry Town Council.
Hertfordshire Cadets receive High Sheriff Award15/05/2017
A group of Volunteer Police Cadets from East Herts were recently given a special accolade at this year's High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Awards for Partnership Working.
Army exercise weekend for Merton and Wandsworth Cadets15/05/2017
On Friday 5th - Sunday 7th May, a team of Merton and Wandsworth Volunteer Police Cadets had the privilege of taking part in a unique and dynamic military exercise weekend at Longmoor Barracks in Hampshire.
New Burton Cadet Unit gives PCC a grilling15/05/2017
Police cadets from Staffordshire's newest unit received a visit from special guests during April's meeting at the Burton Albion Community Trust. Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis, Deputy PCC Sue Arnold and Assistant Chief Constable Emma Barnett visited the new Burton unit to find out how the cadets were settling in and assist with a unit inspection.