Bishop’s Stortford police cadets overall winners of county competition (Bishops Stortford Independent)
09/07/2024 17:40 in Community

Bishop’s Stortford’s police cadets group proved they are a force to be reckoned with after coming top in a county competition.

The annual contest, held at Simon Balle School in Hertford on Saturday June 29, saw 90 representatives from all of Hertfordshire’s cadet groups take part in a variety of challenges to put into practice the things they have learned through the voluntary programme.

Scenarios included dealing with a mock road traffic collision, a stop-and-search scenario, first aid challenges and tasks involving use of radios to test their communication skills.

The cadets involved in the competition pictured with Chief Constable Charlie Hall
The cadets involved in the competition pictured with Chief Constable Charlie Hall

The cadets’ strength and stamina were also tested in a 100m shield run, tug of war and bleep test.

In the afternoon, they were joined by family members, Herts Chief Constable Charlie Hall and Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jonathan Ash-Edwards, along with local dignitaries, for a parade and inspection before awards were presented to the winners. Bishop’s Stortford were overall winners.

Det Sgt Rob Scott, who organised the event, said: “This was a brilliant day. I’m really proud of the hard work and commitment shown by everyone who took part. It’s a fantastic way to showcase the skills they’ve learnt as part of the cadet programme.

“I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to such a fantastic day – we really couldn’t do it without your help. A big thank you to Simon Balle School, who agreed to host our competition this year and have supported the Hertford cadet group over the years.”

Police cadets, aged 13 to 18, are involved in a range of activities. As well as learning about police procedures and the law, they work alongside local officers to play a vital role in community events, engaging with members of the public and educating them on crime prevention. They also take part in social activities.

More information can be found at the Herts police website.

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