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Youth Cadet recruits put through their paces<p>​</p><p>The youth cadet programme follows a three-year curriculum and includes subjects such as Communication, Professional Conduct, Physical Fitness, Arts and Culture, Navigation and Agriculture and Environmental Awareness. </p><p> The programme was established in 2013 on the back of numerous successful Metro Police youth camps.</p><p> Learners who showed the most improvement in behaviour and discipline after attending the camps were selected to register as youth cadets.</p><p> On the weekend of 1 - 3 March 2024, the latest crop of cadets attended a camp in Muizenberg.</p><p> Among the activities were a coastal hike and clean-up, and attending various lectures at the Metro Police training academy in Observatory, on the importance of professional conduct, community work, arts and culture, and navigation.</p><p> The youth cadets have an opportunity to learn valuable life skills in the programme, but also to sharpen their leadership skills, and potentially find more opportunities in the Safety and Security Directorate once they have completed their schooling.</p><p> 'Creating opportunities for youth to participate in our training and education programmes is an important stepping stone for those who want to pursue a career in the enforcement environment. It also provides cadets with valuable life skills and a better understanding of the role of Metro Police officers. While participating in outdoor activities, cadets gain knowledge about teamwork and leadership, which will ultimately put them in good stead to deal with the many challenges that lie ahead. The programme also teaches them about participating in community activities, and being ambassadors for our enforcement agencies,' said Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman JP Smith.</p><p> <strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2024-03-06T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#78273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255;L0|#078273557-84e5-4b4e-8960-1153e6941255|Metro police;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb;GP0|#6f3140d5-0d8d-4990-b076-310b97c3268c;L0|#06f3140d5-0d8d-4990-b076-310b97c3268c|training;GP0|#e29ccd90-0cc1-4301-8771-445e084349b0;L0|#0e29ccd90-0cc1-4301-8771-445e084349b0|Young people10


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