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Public passing out parade for police cadets to be staged at West Ham’s grounds

10:55 09 July 2014

Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe believes the public ceremony will help Londoners take pride in their officers

Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe believes the public ceremony will help Londoners take pride in their officers

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Police cadets who have completed their training will be taking part in a passing out parade that will be held in public in a break from tradition.

A total of 144 Metropolitan Police Service recruits will symbolically complete their training by participating in a passing out parade at West Ham United Football Club on Monday.

Traditionally held at the Met’s Hendon Training School, in north London this will be the second time the parade has been held in a public place. The break with tradition is part of the Met’s bid to open doors to it’s traditions and give members of the public the opportunity to take pride in their police service.

The parade which will feature the Band of the RAF Regiment and members of the MPS Mounted Branch will last approximately an hour and include the students swearing the Oath of Allegiance.

The Mayor of London and the Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe are expected to speak. Family and friends of the recruits have been invited and members of the community are welcome.

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome these recruits into the Met as police constables as they begin their career serving Londoners and keeping the public safe.

“The idea for holding the parades in public originally came from Toronto and as a public police it makes sense to hold the parade from time to time for all to see.

“We should celebrate the students’ achievements and it’s a great opportunity for the London to take pride in the officers.”

Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: “This is a public celebration of an important moment in the story of policing in London when we welcome the latest class of police recruits to the ranks of the Met. I want to congratulate all these new police constables for completing their training - I wish them every success as they serve Londoners in the years ahead and thank their families for the support they have shown.

“These new officers are part of our plans to recruit thousands more officers to the Met in the coming years - the largest recruitment drive in the country - so we can continue to keep police numbers high and keep crime coming down.”

The ceremony will begin at 2.30pm and conclude at approximately 3.30pm. Members of the public who want to attend should arrive from 1.30pm and should enter via the White House gate next to St Edwards Roman Catholic School. There is room for approximately 100 people.

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