Some of our pupils along with Tony Ford who is the watch liaison officer with Lancashire Constabulary have been involved in the new Voluntary Police Cadet Scheme.
The Cadets, aged between 13 and 18 years have been going through a training schedule where they are taught about many aspects of modern policing including; Modern History, Community Safety and Crime Prevention, Forensic investigations, Neighbourhood Policing, Communications and the Support Departments such as; The Uniformed Support Unit, The Armed Response Unit and the Road Policing Unit.
Matters such as; Diversity and Quality of Service provide the thematic structure of all the training modules.
The Cadets are literally ‘put through their paces’ in weekly drill sessions.
On Tuesday 25th March 2014, almost 250 Cadets, 50 of them from Blackburn, attended an Attestation ceremony at King Georges Hall, Blackburn. This was their ‘Passing Out Parade’ before they go on to work in the communities.
The Cadets were paraded before The Chief Constable, The Police and Crime Commissioner and other V.I.P. guests and were presented with certificates of achievement.
You can look forward to seeing the Cadets in a neighbourhood near you.
These young people give freely of their time to learn and serve the community – something to be VERY proud of.
A MASSIVE well done to the DVHS pupils involved with this. Jordan Irvine, Megan Eccles, Lewis Graves, Chloe Kenyon, Oliver St. John, Brandon Walsh and Ellie Wilson.