As part on the community involvement and awareness project the squadron is running. The cadets and staff have had a visit from Leicestershire Road Safety team, former squadron CI Paul Lorrenc (now with Oxfordshire Police Service) and the Local Policing Unit.
OC 2502 organised the visits to kick start a community awareness campaign on the squadron. The idea behind the project is to give the cadets awareness of Anti-social behaviour in the area and how they and the police play a role in the community to combat it.
Former squadron CI Paul Lorrenc popped into the unit one evening to talk to the cadets about how he got into the police service and what was training involved. Having just recently joined, the memories of his initial training are fresh in his mind. He also covered his ongoing training and some of the duties he carries out in his local area.
Finally, Hamilton’s Local Policing Unit visited with PC Alex Catlow and PC Martin Peberdy giving a presentation and talk on the equipment they use, Anti-social behaviour, youth crime and personal safety. Many of the cadets had an up close and personal encounter with the back of the police van, unfortunately the police officers let them out again!
With demonstrations of the riot equipment and van the cadets enjoyed themselves and had taken what was said onboard.
It’s a fair cop gov!
Cdt Sgt Elliott said: “This was the first time” “And the last” remarks Sgt ATC Elliott (aka his Dad) “I was locked up in the back of a Police Van”
Cdt Vasram: “I enjoyed the tour round the police van and now appreciate what is involved in being a Police Officer”
Flt Lt Andy Faulkner, Officer Commanding 2502 said: “It certainly was popular with the cadets, they haven’t stop talking about it. I feel it was good for the cadets to see the Local Policing Unit and have the opportunity to talk with them and ask questions.”