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Our cadet leader heroes

Our ‘hero’ cadet leaders were surprised this week when our senior officers dropped in to deliver a chocolately thank-you as part of Volunteers’ Week.

From visiting a session at a Dudley care home to seeing the cadets at work at a Sandwell knife-crime prevention session, commanders from across the force have been surprising our volunteers with a personal thank you.

The ‘Heroes for Heroes’ initiative started over a year ago with senior officers calling in unannounced to extend thanks to colleagues for their hard work.

This time, Volunteers Week saw the focus fall on our cadet leaders who give up their time to inspire young people who form part of our in-demand cadets programme.

Chief Superintendent Mike O’Hara, who oversees the WMP Cadets scheme, said: “It’s hugely important that we acknowledge the fantastic support we receive from our volunteers, and our cadet leaders give so much – supporting both the force and young people in our communities.

“The programme aims to inspire young people and offer them opportunities to engage with police in a way that might otherwise not be possible.

“The leaders are so important and we thank them all for giving up their time and giving so much back.”

Chief Superintendent Mike O'Hara with cadet leader Asim Janjua
Chief Superintendent Mike O'Hara with cadet leader Asim Janjua

 

Inspector Janine Fagan with cadet leaders PC Hannah Stokes and Sarah Martin
Inspector Janine Fagan with cadet leaders PC Hannah Stokes and Sarah Martin
Chief Superintendent Mike O'Hara with cadet leaders PC Pete Nash and Shelbie Baskerville
Ch Supt Mike O'Hara with cadet leaders PC Pete Nash and Shelbie Baskerville
Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner with cadet leader and special constable Iain Hulbert
Ch Supt Sally Bourner with cadet leader Iain Hulbert

 

Watch this short video to find out more about the cadet leader programme:

 

 

 

Want to become a cadet leader? Apply here:

https://wmp.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/cadet-leader-volunteer-505