Young people in Bourne with a heart for their community are being asked to step up to the challenge of volunteering as a police cadet.
Lincolnshire Police is inviting youngsters aged between 14 and 17 to consider giving one night a week to helping police teams in the town tackle crime and anti-social behaviour.
Anyone interested and who goes to school or college within the Lincolnshire Police area can apply now ahead of a selection event in Bourne on February 8 2014.
A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “The purpose of our Cadet Service is to encourage and support young people in Lincolnshire of all backgrounds through positive diversionary activities, with the aim of building self-esteem and confidence to help them reach their full potential.
“Cadets will be taught about the law, police procedures, first aid and some of the specialist units with the force.
“But they will also get the opportunity to help local policing teams tackle crime problems locally and at the age of 16, subject to successfully passing the necessary requirements, cadets are allowed to go out on patrol with selected officers.”
Bourne is one of six Cadet Corps in Lincolnshire and volunteers meet at the police station in West Street between 7pm and 9pm on Wednesdays.
For more information, call 0845 602 1791 or visit http://www.lincs.police.uk/Join-Us/Volunteers/Volunteer-Cadets/