/ Profile: Volunteer Police Cadet Holly

Why did you join the GMP Volunteer Police Cadets?

I joined in September 2014 because I eventually want to be in the Police and this is a really good opportunity for me.

What are the best bits about being a cadet?

The opportunities I get are the best part. We get to take part in Police operations and help out at Community events. It has also helped me become more confident. It can be challenging putting on the uniform and going out into the public representing GMP. At first I was really nervous but now I feel really proud.

How do you balance your work/social life with you responsibilities of being a cadet?

I manage my school work and social life so that I have time for Cadets.

What was the reaction of your friends and family when you decided to undertake volunteering for the police?

They were very supportive and proud.

Would you recommend this volunteering opportunity to others?

I would recommend this opportunity because it is very interesting to see how the Police really works.

 If you are interested in becoming a Police Cadet, please email volunteerpolicecadets@gmp.police.uk