Durham police force on the lookout for teenage cadets

Durham Constabulary is looking for teenage cadets to join its ranks.

Durham Constabulary is looking for teenage cadets to join its ranks.

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Durham Constabulary is looking for young people to join its ranks.

The force, the best in the country, is currently recruiting for its police cadets.

The 13 to 17-years-olds will get their own uniform and follow a programme including educational workshops and have the chance to get involved with community policing, crime prevention and assisting with public safety events.

They also take part in team building exercises, physical fitness training and can work towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award as part of the scheme.

The cadet scheme is organised by the Durham Agency Against Crime (DAAC), which has won national recognition for its youth engagement projects.

Bryan Russell, executive manager of DAAC, said: “This is a great opportunity for young people to gain an insight into the police and learn some new skills.”

Applications close on Wednesday, June 15.

For more information visit www.daac.org.uk or call 0191 3008 460.