Mayor of Hertsmere visits volunteer police cadets

PUBLISHED: 09:29 29 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:30 29 September 2016

Mayor Pete Rutledge visits Hertsmere Volunteer Police Cadets

Mayor Pete Rutledge visits Hertsmere Volunteer Police Cadets


Members of the Hertsmere Volunteer Police Cadets (HVPC) welcomed the Mayor of Hertsmere to one of their meetings.

Mayor councillor Pete Rutledge paid his first visit to the group, who are aged 13 to 18, on Thursday, September 28.

He congratulated the cadets on coming second in this year’s county cadet competition, held at Police Headquarters in Welwyn Garden City, as well as welcoming the 16 newest cadet recruits to the team.

Councillor Rutledge said: “I was really impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm shown by each cadet.

“The police cadets is a fantastic organisation that teaches the importance of discipline and working for the community, while providing members with a chance to take part in a range of exciting, fun activities.

“Recognition should also be given to the cadet leaders who are all volunteers and give up an extraordinary amount of free time to ensure its success.”

Councillor John Donne, president of the HVPC, said: “I am so proud of all of our cadets for their continued community spirit and dedication.

“They are all such wonderful young people, who give up their own time to support local community events and help others.

“I would also like to welcome our new cadets. They have a lot of interesting and fun events coming their way!”

HPVC is staffed by volunteers from Hertfordshire Constabulary, Hertsmere Borough Council and the general public.

Around 36 young people from across the borough currently attend the group.

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