Options Trent Acres are working in association with Staffordshire Police to offer Police Cadets training to their students

Following the success of a Police Cadet Service aimed at developing leadership skills in 14 to 17 year olds, Staffordshire Police have begun a Junior Cadet’s Programme, looking to build positive relationships between police and young people, whilst also promoting community awareness and good citizenship.

Options Trent Acres are proud to be a part of the scheme and look forward to taking part in the programme outlined below.

The programme consists of seven one-hour sessions delivered by the local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO). The course is designed to develop children’s respect for others and their communication skills, an awareness of being a responsible citizen and information on the role of Police in keeping communities safe.

The sessions cover the following areas: –

Session 1 – What does it mean to be a responsible member of the community and how do the Police help us?
Session 2 – How do the Police communicate and what is the NATO phonetic alphabet?
Session 3 – How do I use an air-wave radio to receive and communicate information?
Session 4 – What is anti-social behaviour and how does it damage a community?
Session 5 – What is bullying, how it can damage individuals, and how to get help?
Session 6 – How can you stay safe when out and about?
Session 7 – How does forensic science help solve crimes?

Though the duration of the course, the students will be provided with a Junior Police pocket note book to record targets and reflections and upon completion of the course, each pupil will receive a certificate, baseball cap, t-shirt and pin on badge.

Good luck to all the students taking part. We look forward to hearing how you have got on.