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Bexley police cadets named winners of competition weekend testing their policing skills

PUBLISHED: 16:53 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:53 20 July 2017

Cadets from all over London took part

Cadets from all over London took part

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The volunteers competed against other teenagers from across London

Bexley police cadets were named the overall winners of this year’s cadet competition.

The volunteer cadets were put through their paces at the competition which was introduced to test their policing knowledge. physical skills and team dynamics.

The teenagers, aged 13-19, came together to take part in the three day event, competing against othes from across London.

Each team pulled out the stops to participate in a range of scenarios, including a road crash, searching a house, gathering evidence, and basic drills.

It came to an end on Sunday, July 15, with Bexley cadets being named winners.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police, said: “The cadets give their time selflessly; they work on a number of important outreach projects, playing a vital role in keeping the people of London safe - all whilst juggling GCSEs, A-Levels, Duke of Edinburgh and their day to day lives.

“The achievement of the cadets helps to make London safer by reducing youth vulnerability to crime through enhancing young people’s ability to contribute and achieve. The VPC also assist young people in developing positive and proactive contact with the police on their own terms.”

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