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Committed Police Cadet is honoured at Force Awards

November 9, 2017
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The bravery, commitment and outstanding work of officers, staff, volunteers and members of the public were recognised at this year’s Nottinghamshire Police Awards.

Among those acknowledged for performing above and beyond their role was Eve Corbett, 18, who was presented with a Police Cadet of the Year honour.

Cadet co-ordinator Audrey Niddrie, who nominated Eve for her award, gave examples of how she embodied the Force’s PROUD values (Professional, Respect for All, One Team, Utmost Integrity, Trust and Honesty and Doing It Differently)

She said: "We ask for cadets to complete 12 hours a month. Eve has completed around 26.6 hours a month which is double our asking hours.

"Eve is the first to put herself down for any tasks or duties which is very positive and encouraging as it shows that she is willing to give anything a try and wants to learn. If Eve is unsure about something or slightly nervous she will ask. 

"Eve recently became a High Sheriff cadet which she is enjoying and I have received positive feedback regarding Eve from the High Sheriff."

She added: "Eve is always professional and demonstrates good uniform standards, behaviour and attitude in all the duties that she puts herself down for. She understands the role of a cadet and is very determined and enthusiastic. Eve’s attitude is always positive.

"Not only is Eve respectful of other cadets, cadet leaders, police officers and police staff, she understands and respects all staff and the effort each put into the role. This is evident as Eve is punctual, prepared and ready to start showing a respect for other people’s time and commitment but also respect for herself as a cadet and a young person.

"Eve attends events, sessions, activities and tasks in other bases. She might be shy in the first few minutes but once she is comfortable she will start a conversation and often take the lead in a task and takes into consideration other members’ decisions and contributions.

"I’ve worked with Eve on most duties and events and trust Eve in all aspects of her role as a cadet and trust her as a person. She has shown good attendance and leadership and the more cadet sessions and events she has attended the more confident she has become. When out in public Eve is able to speak to people in the community, relate and answer any questions.

"I believe that Eve’s previous experience as an Air Cadet has taught her very good core skills. This is evident in her morals and values. She is a young person who is focused, determined and contributes different ideas to the cadets.

"Eve attended the social action training in February 2017, hosted by National Volunteer Police Cadets.

"Eve, along with two other cadets from Mansfield, came up with an idea of bringing in cadets from other forces such as Air Cadets, Sea Cadets and Army Cadets for a ‘Cadet Takeover Day’ where they could take part in team challenges and games with other cadets in order to share knowledge and experiences.

"As Eve progresses through the cadet programme, there is an opportunity for her and her cadet base to develop a community project and I look forward to seeing this idea develop into an actual project."

Reflecting on her award Eve, who has been a Police Cadet for a year, said: "I was extremely shocked and surprised to discover that I’d been nominated and then to receive an award was an even bigger shock.

"This recognition means that all the hard work I’ve put in has been rewarded. I’d do it all again and again as I enjoy promoting the police cadet programme.

"At the moment I’m still completing my level three public services at college and I’m in my final year. For many years I wanted to join the police force and hope that as I get older and more mature it might be something I can do with a little more life experience."

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