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Sunderland man with cerebral palsy makes history as one of the first disabled volunteer police cadets – Sunderland Echo

Wednesday, 2 November, 2022

Sunderland man with cerebral palsy makes history as one of the first disabled volunteer police cadets – Sunderland Echo

Jake Knight, 20, from Sunderland was officially sworn-in as a volunteer police cadet by the Chief Constable of Northumbria Police, Winton Keenen QPM.

The Volunteer Police Cadets (VPC) is the uniformed youth group of policing and until now, has only been accessible to able bodied, mainstream educated young people.

The cadetship, for students aged 18-25, will be based at The Percy Hedley Foundation’s Hedleys College, in Newcastle and aims to open-up policing to young people.

Read more at: https://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/people/sunderland-man-with-cerebral-palsy-makes-history-as-one-of-the-first-disabled-volunteer-police-cadets-3897918

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