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Volunteer Police Cadets help catch speeding drivers in Major York’s Road, Pembury High Street and Coach Road, Tunbridge Wells


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Police cadets have been helping to catch speeding drivers in Tunbridge Wells.

Members of the Volunteer Police Cadets went out to a number of roads highlighted as areas of concern to carry out checks in conjunction with local Speedwatch groups.

They collected equipment from the town's police station before heading out. Picture: Kent Police
They collected equipment from the town's police station before heading out. Picture: Kent Police

The initiatives took place over Tuesday, July 27 and Tuesday, August 4 and were organised by PCSOs from the Tunbridge Wells Community Safety Unit (CSU).

The cadets first met at the town’s police station for a briefing and to practise using the speed gun while collecting their high visibility clothing.

They then visited reported hotspots in Major York’s Road near the town centre, as well as in Pembury High Street and Coach Road, Rusthall.

CSU Inspector Ian Jones said: "These young cadets have all worked very hard and for some it will be the first time they have had hands-on experience in interacting with members of the public and police officers.

"They each took turns in operating the speed gun and recording registration numbers of vehicles travelling too fast.

Members of the Volunteer Police Cadets have been out in Tunbridge Wells assisting with efforts to tackle speeding motorists. Picture: Kent Police
Members of the Volunteer Police Cadets have been out in Tunbridge Wells assisting with efforts to tackle speeding motorists. Picture: Kent Police
The initiatives took place on July 27 and August 4. Picture: Kent Police
The initiatives took place on July 27 and August 4. Picture: Kent Police

"This information will be passed to the local Speedwatch teams who I know also greatly appreciated their efforts and enthusiasm."

The Volunteer Police Cadets scheme is a uniformed organisation supported by Kent Police for young people aged 13 to 17.

Cadets meet once a week for two to three hours during term time and in addition volunteer three more hours each month to help with a community-based project.

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