The day gave cadets from each unit the chance to show what they've learned over the past year, and allowed their families a unique insight into the Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) programme.

Sergeant Danny Graham, VPC Lead Coordinator at Leicestershire Police, said: "I am really pleased that we organised the parade; it was a very special way to recognise and celebrate the great work the cadets have done throughout the 2016/17 programme year.

"The parade successfully mixed a formal ceremony with a friendly event for all the family to enjoy.  I am already looking forward to planning and delivering the next one!"

Stef Douglas, from Leicestershire Fire & Rescue Service, was among the senior inspecting officers and said: "Well done to all concerned; it was a great event and I was honoured to be a part of it."

Feedback from the day has been phenomenal, and many cadets and parents have passed on their thanks.

Elizabeth Richardson, 14, a cadet from the Charnwood Unit said: "Thank you so much to the staff for organising the parade; I really enjoyed it and it was nice that my family were there to share the day."

Dan Ablett, the parent of a Hinckley cadet, said: "Great morning at Force HQ.  Well done to all involved."


Leicestershire Police Volunteer Police Cadets