Lichfield Police Cadets have been given a guided tour of the city’s recently-opened police facility.
The Lichfield unit of the Staffordshire Police Cadets performed a drill at the new premises in front of more than 100 people, including parents, police, Lichfield St Chad Rotary and Sue Arnold, the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner.
And the police cadets, established by the Staffordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis in 2013 and delivered by Staffordshire Police, paraded in their new uniforms for the first time, commissioned thanks to the support of Lichfield St Chad Rotary.
The cadets regularly take part in lots of different activities in the community.
The scheme was launched to encourage good citizenship and improve links between police and young people within Staffordshire.
DPCC Sue Arnold said: ‘It was wonderful to see so many proud families and happy youngsters at Lichfield’s new police facility.
‘And above all else I would like to thank Lichfield St Chad Rotary for their kind support and backing – our Lichfield Cadets looked truly dazzling in their new uniforms.
‘We are very proud to have one of the most vibrant cadet services in the country.
‘I’ve seen young people from all backgrounds; grow in confidence and provide vital supportive roles at major events.
‘This is what being in the cadets is all about – making a difference, helping the community, growing self-confidence and discipline.’
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