New recruits – who successfully passed a tough application process – have officially become Boston’s new volunteer police cadets.
The teenagers, aged 14-18, were sworn in at Boston Borough Council’s HQ recently, where they took an oath and received their ID badges, uniforms and certificates from Chief Inspector Paul Timmins. They were welcomed by Mayor Coun Alison Austin and volunteer cadet officer Peter Hunn.
Mr Hunn said: “In the last year we have had three police cadets continue their policing career by successfully passing their Specials assessment and interview - something we are very proud of.”
The cadets have been working in their sections on a project in which they were challenged to reflect cadet life in street art. Their work is now on public display in the council’s Municipal Buildings in West Street.
During the last few months the cadets have been working in the community delivering anti-social behaviour leaflets into affected areas and also delivering crime prevention packs to households in areas recently affected by crime.
Chief Insp Timmins said: “Lincolnshire Police is very proud of the support, hard work and dedication of the young people who volunteer their own time to serve their community within the cadets.
“Each and every one of the volunteer police cadets is a shining example of the positive contribution that young people can and are making within the community of Boston.”