Carry on Cadets
Tuesday 3rd June 2014 08:52 Community News Posted by Max Wieland
CONGRATULATIONS: Tameside Cadets at their Passing Out Parade with Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, front second right, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Tameside, Cllr Joe Kitchen and his wife Shirley.

CONGRATULATIONS: Tameside Cadets at their Passing Out Parade with Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, front second right, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Tameside, Cllr Joe Kitchen and his wife Shirley.

Greater Manchester’s Police Cadet scheme is set to continue for
another year thanks to further funding, it has been revealed.

Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd announced the funding would continue for another year for the important scheme.

He said the cadet scheme was helping to build safer communities by encouraging building respect, confidence and good citizenship in young people across the area, including Tameside.

The funding will mean GMP can continue to recruit young people from across many of the most deprived areas of Greater Manchester, providing them with more opportunities and life skills, while improving their knowledge of local policing and community safety.

More than 300 young people between the ages of 13 and 17 participate in the scheme, helping GMP communicate and build effective relationships with people of all ages, from all backgrounds.

The scheme, developed by Sergeant Jane Butler and Youth Strategy Officer PC Andrew Marsden, provides a programme of weekly Cadet nights filled with activity, information and training in the work of the local police.

After agreeing to renew the cadets’ funding for the coming year, Tony said: “The cadets scheme has been vital in attempting to tackle anti-social behaviour, providing a greater understanding of issues affecting the community for the police, and improving employment opportunities for young people.

“Through the scheme, Greater Manchester Police are engaging with 300 young people on a weekly basis, helping them to blossom into active members of the community.

“This scheme would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers, who give up hours of their own time each week to work with the young people.”

– You can read the full story in the current edition of the Tameside Reporter (May 29).