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Pictures: Achievements of Volunteer Police Cadets recognised

PUBLISHED: 11:26 05 May 2015 | UPDATED: 11:26 05 May 2015

Borough commander Sultan Taylor inspects the cadets

Borough commander Sultan Taylor inspects the cadets

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Young people were recognised for their achievements during the past year at the annual Volunteer Police Cadets awards evening.

Asst Comm Patricia Gallan meets a cadetAsst Comm Patricia Gallan meets a cadet

Young people were recognised for their achievements during the past year at the annual Volunteer Police Cadets awards evening.

Members aged between 13 and 18 gathered at Dagenham and Redbridge FC’s stadium on Thursday evening where they paraded and were inspected prior to the ceremony.

Awards for a variety of achievements, volunteering and commitment were presented to the cadets by Asst Comm Patricia Gallan.

The borough’s cadet unit takes part in a number of activities throughout the year, including parades, camps and visits to police units, and is open to teens from all backgrounds.

Members stood on parade ahead of the awards ceremonyMembers stood on parade ahead of the awards ceremony

Members can also take part in non-confrontational policing, community events and crime prevention initiatives.

The Barking and Dagenham unit has been running since 1989, the oldest in London, and has seen thousands of boys and girls pass through the scheme.

Volunteer Police Cadets inspected by Asst Comm Patricia GallanVolunteer Police Cadets inspected by Asst Comm Patricia Gallan

The cadets on paradeThe cadets on parade


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