Cadets improve team building skills during activity day

October 23, 2015

STAFFORDSHIRE Police Cadets took part in an activity day at Whitemoor Lakes, Alrewas last Saturday (17 October) to help them develop their team working skills.

Cadets from the Stafford, Cannock, Burslem and Tamworth units took part in activities such as rock climbing and an obstacle course. Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold accompanied them on the day.

Mrs Arnold said: “It was wonderful to see so many Cadets come together to take part in the activity day. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had by all and I was so proud of how the Cadets conducted themselves during the visit.

“The Cadet scheme has had a positive influence to the lives of many young people in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. The Cadet scheme is all about giving advantages to young people through allowing them to gain life skills such as responsibility and discipline.”

DCO Graham Smout said: “Many thanks to all the Leaders, Cadets and the DPCC for attending and participating in the activities. It was great to so many of the Cadets encouraging each other.

“We have received some fantastic feedback from the Cadets and we hope to make it an annual event.”

Cadets on the climbing wallThe Cadet scheme was instigated by Staffordshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis to strengthen links between the police and young people and promote good citizenship.

Cadets work towards nationally recognised qualifications in team-working, citizenship and personal skills following a detailed programme that covers every aspect of policing and how they support the police in keeping our communities safe and reassured.

Businesses are also 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.

For more details on Cadets and the patronage scheme visit