Year 10 student, Christopher Ratcliffe, has been awarded ‘Cadet of the Year’ at the recent Newton Abbot Community Police Cadets Award Ceremony.
Christopher, who has been a cadet for just under two years, was recognised for his continued dedication to the Police Cadets, following his success at last year’s ceremony, which saw him awarded both the ‘Most Dedicated Cadet’ award and the Tesco ‘Community Outstanding Achievement’ award. Christopher was presented his award by Superintendent Capey in a ceremony in front of family, friends and other winners.
The recognition comes after another year of dedicated work in the community, attending events, raising awareness for the Police Cadets and learning the basics of policing, including drill work, first aid and team building exercises. Chris’ track record is impressive; in just under two years, he has never missed a training session, event or opportunity to help in the community for the benefit of others. He recently was chosen to carry the standard for the Police Cadets during the Remembrance parade in Newton Abbot town centre.
“I am really pleased and proud to have won ‘Cadet of the Year’.” Christopher added: “I had absolutely no clue it was coming and when they said my name, I didn’t believe them! I have always had an interest in the force and am hoping to one day become a Police dog handler; that’s the ultimate goal.”