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Cadets support Operation Crooked with Kettering patrols

Community-spirited teenagers are sharing crime prevention advice with Kettering residents as part of a Northamptonshire Police operation tackling burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.

Members of the Kettering and Corby units of Northamptonshire Emergency Services Cadets (NESC) are supporting Operation Crooked with patrols, community engagement events and letter drops.

Throughout March the cadets will carry out 12 duties in wards including All Saints, St Peters and William Knibb, as well as the town centre.

Unit commander, PC Mick Leonard, said: “The cadets are carrying out a range of activities to support Op Crooked and help people in Kettering to be proactive in reducing their risk of burglary, robbery and vehicle crime.

“As well as delivering letters, they are talking to residents to explain what the operation is about, and will also be at venues including the Newlands shopping centre and supermarkets to offer crime prevention advice.

“The enthusiasm and dedication the cadets bring to their work is brilliant, and it’s really rewarding to see the positive reaction they get from their community.”

About NESC

Open to teenagers aged 13 to 18, NESC is a joint partnership between the county’s police, fire and ambulance cadets, and is an independent registered charity.

Units meet weekly across Northamptonshire during term time, offering young people the chance to take an active role in supporting the work of police, fire and ambulance staff and making a positive contribution to their communities.

Find out more about NESC at www.nescadets.co.uk or email admin@nescadets.co.uk to find out more about joining the scheme.

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