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Derbyshire Police Cadets take part in a battle to be the best in the country

Posted on 17th August 2017
Police Cadets United 2017 2- Aug 17

Our Police Cadets have been battling it out in a national competition to be the best cadet team in the country.

Eight of our young volunteers went down to RAF Cosford in Shropshire for an action packed, three day long Cadets United 2017 in July.

More than 200 youngsters from 16 forces across the UK took part in the event, where they had to take part in a number of physical and mental challenges, with the overall theme of railway safety, in a bid to take the top spot at the annual Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) competition.

It was hosted by British Transport Police after they won the 2016 competition, and next year the event will go to Scotland, who were crowned this year’s winners.

PC Kim Holden, Police Cadet Coordinator for North Division went with the team to the event. She said: “Although we didn’t win, it was great to see our young volunteers taking part in various activities including an obstacle course, bleep test, an investigative challenge and a military challenge.

“We hope to be able to enter a team into next year’s competition and look forward to the opportunity to come together with other cadets from across the country for this exciting and valuable competition.”

 The Derbyshire Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme is aimed at 13 to 18 year olds who wish to have an insight into the police and are keen to be involved in a police-orientated youth group working alongside their local communities. 

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