Posted on 5th September 2017
Our police cadets are celebrating the first wedding to come from their ranks.
Last Friday, September 1, Michael Scott, 24 years and Jade Harrison, 23 from Derby were married at St Mary’s Catholic Church in the city having met in 2010 when they both served as Derbyshire Police Cadets.
PC 3132 Laura Robins is the co-ordinator for the cadets and says: “Michael was a second year cadet when Jade joined in 2010. He mentored her during that first year as they both went on to complete their silver Duke of Edinburgh award.”
“The aim of the cadets is to give young people an insight in to the many and varied aspects of policing, to make them aware of the role of the police in society, to develop their character and to promote good citizenship but I never thought that we would have someone getting married as a result.
Talking on the Derbyshire Constabulary Volunteer Vlog at their wedding celebrations at Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire the happy couple said: “ We are the first cadet couple to get married. Cadets was amazing, brilliant. It changed our lives as you can see, so stick with cadets.”
The couple have now flown back to Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands where Michael is working in engineering although Jade still has ambitions to become a police officer.
Michael and Jade are pictured above at their wedding on Friday and back in 2011 when the then Divisional Commander, Chief Superintendent Jack Atwal presented them both with certificates at an award ceremony.
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