THE Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Sue Arnold, has formally appointed two new ambassadors for the Staffordshire Police Cadets.
The ambassador scheme was recently established to raise the profile of the Cadets in the wider community and to encourage businesses to come forward and support their valuable work.
John Giffard is an ex- Chief Constable of Staffordshire Police, and Grant Kearns has a long association with the RAF cadets both locally and nationally. Both were presented with certificates during a short ceremony in Stafford today.
Mrs Arnold said: ‘I am delighted that John and Grant have agreed to act as ambassadors for our Police Cadets. I’m proud of the achievements of the programme and our ambassadors play a vital role in highlighting the positive results.’
The Police Cadets work towards several nationally recognised qualifications including team-working and citizenship. Many of the Cadets have found that through the scheme they are becoming not only more confident and outgoing, but that they are also benefiting both socially and academically.
Mr Giffard said: ‘The Police Cadets experience provides young people with real confidence and a sense of direction. I’m pleased to be appointed an ambassador.’
Mr Kearns added: ‘I’m doubly pleased to be appointed an ambassador for the police cadets as well as a trustee on the cadet board. It’s great to be associated with something that provides opportunities for young people to channel their energy in such a positive way.’
Businesses are invited to become Patrons or Sponsors to help fund uniforms and equipment for the Cadets. In return for becoming a Patron, businesses’ contributions are recognised through publicity, a framed certificate and other opportunities.
To find out more information on the Police Cadets or how you can support the Police Cadets go to:www.staffordshire-pcc.gov.uk/police-cadets