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Police cadets help out at The Mall’s Olly Murs concert

Posted on Tuesday 15th November 2011 at 8:27 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Volunteer Police Cadets at The Mall

Police worked with The Mall at Cribbs Causeway to make sure an open-air concert for more than 6,000 people was a success.

The Olly Murs concert to mark the Christmas lights being switched on at the South Gloucestershire shopping complex was the first ever hosted at the venue.

A police operation was put into place to ensure the safety of the thousands of mainly young fans who came to the event, and minimise disruption for local people and businesses.

Chief Inspector Peter Warren, in charge of policing at the event, said:

“This was a great opportunity for officers to engage with young people, and obviously any event with that number of people attending requires the support of emergency services. The Mall and the promoters worked together with the police and the event was carefully planned with appropriate private security in place.”

“A few people in the audience needed attention from the medics on standby after feeling faint, but we did not experience any crime, disorder or traffic problems.”

“The event was also the first public duty for a group of the Avon and Somerset Volunteer Police Cadets, who used the opportunity to hand out street safety leaflets to shoppers and concert-goers.”

More: Police cadets engage with young concert goers »

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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Police cadets lined up for community role

Posted on Monday 7th November 2011 at 12:20 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire Police Cadets

Avon and Somerset’s new Volunteer Police Cadets donned their uniforms for the first time at a launch event on Monday 31st October 2011.

The teenagers, aged 14 to 17, chose to parade in front of senior officers, sponsors and their families at Downend Day Care Centre instead of joining friends to enjoy the Halloween festivities.

The 10 young women and 19 young men are taking part in a pilot based in South Gloucestershire, where they all either live or attend school. It’s hoped the volunteer cadet scheme will be rolled out across Avon and Somerset.

Assistant Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, who inspected the cadets’ first parade, said:

“Your classmates may be out trick or treating or going to Halloween parties, but you have chosen to be here tonight.”

“What an inspirational group of young people you are, making a positive contribution to your communities.”

The cadets quickly picked up some basic drill, which they demonstrated to their parents, before taking part in ice-breaking activities.

More: Find out what tasks the cadets will undertake »

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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