Glossop cadets celebrated for their achievements and commitment

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Teenagers in Glossop have been awarded for their commitment to the Derbyshire Police Volunteer Cadet Scheme during a special ceremony in the town.

The group of volunteer police cadets, who are aged between 13 and 18 years old, were joined by their family and friends as part of a celebration evening to recognise their hard work achievements over the last year.

The event took place at Glossopdale School on Thursday, July 14 and was hosted by Cadet Coordinator PCSO Jack Barlow, alongside ACC Chris Haward and High Peak Inspector Barry Doyle.

PCSO Jack Barlow, who coordinates the Glossop cadet scheme, said: “The event was all about recognising the fantastic work that the cadets do, and the impact that they have on the communities by giving up their time and helping the force.

“Most notably, back in December, the cadets handed out more than 500 leaflets in efforts to help find a high risk missing person. The cadets worked tirelessly and displayed professionalism, empathy and a genuine desire to help the community.

“All of the cadets have achieved so much and should be really proud of themselves, I know we are. There were also three individual awards presented on the evening by ACC Haward.

Jack continued: “Jodie Overbury was presented with the ‘Most Improved’ award for her tireless work and innovative project to help offer advice and support to vulnerable people in the community.

“‘Cadet’s Cadet’ was awarded to Nathan Todd for his relentless positivity and desire to learn, motivate and help his colleagues.

“‘Cadet of the Year’ went to Josh Rockley for his unbelievable commitment to the cadets. He was initially told there were no vacancies on the scheme at Chesterfield and Derby and has continued to travel miles week in week out to be part of the North cadets. He is the first person through the doors and the last person out; he is a role model for all cadet forces.”

Derbyshire Constabulary’s cadets scheme is open to youngsters aged between 13 and 18 and aims to promote an understanding of policing amongst young people. It also aims to encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship, to support local policing priorities through volunteer activities, and to inspire young people to have a positive impact on their communities.