Life on the Beat
Wednesday 14th October 2015 @ 11:34 by Becky Cahill

A group of Glossop teenagers are getting a hands-on taste of the world of policing as part of a new cadet scheme.

The youngsters will be carrying out speed watches, helping vehicle security patrols, crowd control training, stewarding events, and doing test purchases of cigarettes and alcohol.

They will also be hosting youth engagement projects.

The teenagers will also be able to work towards their silver Duke of Edinburgh award.

Derbyshire Constabulary’s project for 13-18-year-olds is all about promoting an understanding of policing amongst young people.

The aim is to encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship, support local policing priorities through voluntary work, and inspire young people to have a positive impact on their communities.

It also wants to provide opportunities for young people who could be described as vulnerable, which might include being a victim of crime, belonging to a minority community, living with a disability, having a challenging family background, or coming from a deprived area.

The force has been inviting teenagers to sign up to schemes in Glossop, Derby and Chesterfield for the last few months.

Glossop’s unit of 25 cadets is based at Glossopdale Community College’s Talbot Road site.

Full story in this week’s Glossop Chronicle.