Cadets rewarded for their community spirit

18 October 2017
Full group of Northamptonshire emergency services cadets posing in uniform with deputy chief constable

​Young emergency services volunteers have been rewarded for their dedication at an awards ceremony.

Members of the Northampton unit of the Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets (NESC) scheme were presented with achievement awards by Deputy Chief Constable Rachel Swann of Northamptonshire Police last month.

Among those receiving awards were Adam Williams, who was named Northampton Cadet of the Year for his outstanding contribution to the unit, and Joshua White, who was given the Northampton Cadet of the Community award after completing 100 hours volunteering outside of usual cadet sessions.

Detective Sergeant Ashleigh Houlden, Unit Commander, said: “I’m extremely proud of every single one of my cadets. They are all amazing young people who give their time and effort to making themselves, the emergency services, and the community better, stronger and safer from harm. 

“Their dedication, passion and commitment make them role models to their peers and they should be extremely proud of themselves and their accomplishments.”

Group of emergency services cadets in uniformAbout Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets

Open to teenagers aged 13 to 18, NESC is a joint partnership between the county’s police, fire cadets, and ambulance cadets. It is an independently registered charity.

Units meet weekly across Northamptonshire during term time, offering young people the chance to take an active role in supporting the work of police, fire, and ambulance staff and make a positive contribution to their communities.

To find out more about becoming an Emergency Services Cadet, email michelle.barrett@northants.pnn.police.uk with your full name, address, scheme location, date of birth, and contact number. Alternatively, call 101 extension 347884 to speak to Michelle.

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