Newham police cadets’ passing out parade

A group of police cadets showed off their skills to invited guests during a passing out parade.

The event, which was held at Lister Community School, in St Mary’s Road, Plaisytow, was attended by senior police officers and Councillor Pat Holland and Sgt Jim Rogers the youth engagement sergeant.

The passing out parade was held for 15 new recruits who have recently completed and passed a 10 week induction course.

There was a marching ceremony which included the Newham Volunteer Police Cadet flag being presented to the guests and VIPs

During the evening the cadets said goodbye to Jodie Grimes, who has been the head cadet for Newham VPC for the last 12 months.

Newham VPC recently took part in their annual cadet competition in Hendon, north London where they were ranked 17th out of 28 groups.

The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is an uniformed voluntary youth organisation, supported by the Metropolitan Police Service. It is open to young people aged between 13-18 from across Londons diverse communities, irrespective of their background or financial circumstances and including those vulnerable to crime or social exclusion.