Guard of honour for North Wales volunteer police cadets


July 26, 2021

Volunteer Cadets from across the North Wales Police area were invited to attend at Police Headquarters last Thursday to witness, celebrate and form a guard of honour for their peers as they were presented two year Certificates of Service by Chief Superintendent Nigel Harrison, the Cadet's Designated Responsible Officer, a role that oversees the safeguarding of the cadet programme.

Also present were volunteer cadet leaders from the Force's six Units, Police and Community Trust (PACT) Manager David Evans, and Citizens in Policing (CiP) Team Leader Chris Perkins, all who have played a  large part over the last 16 months, under Covid restrictions, of keeping the cadet meetings and interest in the cadets programme going strong by utilising video conferencing, coming up with innovative ideas and generally thinking outside of the box.

Cadet Sophie Roberts who has been nominated as one of the two Gwynedd High Sheriff cadets, was presented by David Evans on behalf of the High Sheriff Gwyn Owen with his High Sheriff's cadet badge.

Ch. Supt Harrison said: 'It's a good time to recognise the tremendous effort put into the cadet programme by the volunteer leaders, under very trying circumstances resulting from the impact of the pandemic. 

"The cadets themselves also need to be congratulated for sticking with it, and I'm very happy to be able to award these certificates and offer my sincere thanks to all involved."

Team Leader Chris Perkins said: "The cadet programme has run since 2015 in North Wales, lately under very trying circumstances; hopefully we will soon be able to meet as we did previously face to face in the classrooms of our local further education establishments in September."

"The cadets receiving certificates are starting new chapters in their lives and we wish them all the very best for the future. We look forward to seeing how they progress."