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Added: Thursday 21 June 2012
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Young volunteer police cadets will feature in a BBC Three documentary which is set to be aired on Monday 25 June.
The documentary, Can We Trust The Police?, follows British actor Adam Deacon on his journey to find out more about policing.
Growing up in Hackney, Adam Deacon has always been wary of the police and says that he has seen examples of police racism and brutality first-hand. In the programme, Adam wants to understand if the public's perception of the police has changed – has the mistrust that some people in inner cities feel towards the police spread to all parts of the country?
His investigation takes him inside different aspects of policing – from firearms training with armed police, to policing large scale events such as the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley and late-night patrols in a seaside town, to try to understand the job from the inside out.
Adam spent the day with Northamptonshire Police’s cadets in April to get a different view from young people who are actively engaging with the police, many with aspirations to become officers themselves. During his time with the cadets he shadowed them on a proactive vehicle crime patrol at Sixfields in Northampton and also took part in their unarmed defensive tactics training. The experience was a very positive one for Adam and seeing young people passionate about policing gave him hope for the future.
Volunteer police cadets were introduced to Northamptonshire Police in June 2011. The cadet scheme is an important part of the force’s extended police family network and is for young people aged between 16 and 19.
The programme will air at 9pm on BBC Three this coming Monday 25 June.
More information about the scheme can be found online at: http://www.northants.police.uk/default.aspx?id=7235