Young cadets to join police on community beat
Young students from Norton Hill and Chew Valley schools have joined the ranks of a new police cadet scheme in Bath and North East Somerset.
Twenty-six young people who either live or attend school in B&NES have officially enrolled as cadets and will join regular police and community support officers on the beat for patrols as well as attending community events.
They are all aged between 14 and 17 and come from across the area, including Midsomer Norton, Clutton, Peasedown St John, Saltford, Paulton and Chew Magna.
They met for the first time at the Guildhall in Bath and were welcomed to the police service by Chief Supt Geoff Spicer and Insp Shirley Eden.
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Cadet schemes have been revived by the Avon and Somerset force after 27 years.
They aim to give police another way of engaging with young people while giving teenagers a chance to make a difference in their community.
New recruit Scott Anderson, 14, from Norton Hill, hopes to join the police when he leaves school and is looking forward to serving as a cadet.
He said: "I am interested in joining the police and I hope it will give me an insight into what it is all about. I looking forward to some of the community events."
Fellow pupil Ella Morley, also 14, said: "I would like to become a police officer and I am looking forward to going on patrol and helping out at the big events."