Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLIC

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLICE. - Credit: Archant

It was a day on the frontline for students in Wisbech who were visited by firearms officers from Cambridgeshire Police.

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLIC

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLICE. - Credit: Archant

The Meadowgate Police Volunteer Cadets had the chance to handle equipment that the officers use, including shields, batons and protective gear.

Officers also gave a talk about the challenges they face on a daily basis and showed them around their vehicle.

A spokesperson said: "Meadowgate Volunteer Police Cadets were extremely lucky to have a visit at the school from some firearms police officers.

"They took time out of their busy schedule to give a talk to the cadets and show them around their vehicle.

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLIC

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLICE. - Credit: Archant

"They have learned all about what firearms officers do and been fortunate enough to handle some of the equipment."

The volunteer cadets take part in a range of activities in the community from gardening to litter picking.

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The scheme gives them a chance to give back to the community and prepares them for the outside world.

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLIC

Volunteer police cadet students enjoy action-packed day with firearms officers. Picture: CAMBS POLICE. - Credit: Archant