Volunteer cadets for Norfolk Police showed off their marching skills and celebrated their achievements at a passing out parade in Lynn on Thursday.
Ten Lynn cadets, and four from Thetford, paraded in front of Chief Constable Simon Bailey, West Norfolk mayor Barry Ayres and Supt Dennis Lacey, as well as their friends and family.
The cadets, aged between 13 and 18, were marking the completion of their initial development programme.
Sgt Darryl Grief, who ran the cadets scheme in Lynn, said: “This parade was a terrific opportunity for friends, family and the local community to celebrate the determination and dedication shown by these young people.
“All our cadets have made an impressive contribution to this programme and it’s great to see young people being celebrated in the local community.”
The initiative began in Lynn in March following the launch of the scheme in Thetford in 2013.
The programme gives those thinking of becoming an officer a taste of police work whilst getting the chance to become involved with positive initiatives that may boost career prospects and serve the community.
Chief Insp David Buckley said: “The Police Cadets Scheme is designed to raise the aspirations of young people in Norfolk while instilling them with a sense of hard work, discipline and community spirit.
“The scheme focuses not just on policing as a profession but encourages our cadets to see the importance of their local community and provides the chance for them to give something back to the area in which they live.”
The cadets will learn more about how officers deal with road traffic collisions, basic first aid, conflict management, cautioning and stop and search powers.