By Major Andy Pilling, Company Commander, No 3 (Somme) Company
Reddish Detachment Cadets got a visit from the police this week. Inspector Jim Jones from Greater Manchester Police sought the help of the cadets, who are aged between 12 and 17 years of age.
Greater Manchester Police are in the process of developing a leaflet to give to young offenders in Greater Manchester, to help them stay out of crime and explain what will happen to them in a police process.
The cadets read the proposed contents of the leaflet and then gave their views on how it should read and how it would benefit any young person. Inspector Jones listened to the cadets and their positive and constructive views. Taking them away to develop a leaflet for young adults and with the input of young adults.
A challenge was also thrown out to the cadets to develop graphics to be part of the leaflet. A gift voucher for the cadets who’s design is chosen from the police and the Company.
The experience and input on this project by the cadets will help young people in Greater Manchester to better understand the complex nature of crime and it consequences. Hopefully helping them to avoid crime in the future.