High Sheriffs Cadet Challenge 2020/21

For the past four months Senior Volunteer Police Cadets from across North Wales have been taking part in the inaugural High Sheriffs Cadet Challenge.

Launched in October 2020 by David Wynne-Finch, High Sheriff of Clwyd and Eryl Williams High Sheriff of Gwynedd, senior Cadets have been set an on-line challenge to develop a plan that would help reduce crime and/or anti-social behaviour.

Cadets were given four briefs to choose from and come up with an idea that would help make our communities even safer places in which to live.

Topics chosen by the Cadets included litter and the environment, home security to prevent burglaries, and young people’s issues.

Four proposals were short-listed for the judging panel to assess which saw Cadets make their virtual presentations to the High Sheriff’s judging panel recently.

Volunteer Police Cadets Jacob Riddle together with Sunshine Bowers, Morgan Davies, Samuel Griffiths and Joshua Taylor each gave 10 minute presentations to the judging panel consisting of the High Sheriffs of Clwyd and Gwynedd, Dr. Peter Harlech Jones and High Sheriff Cadet Eve Perring in her last official duty before leaving to study Criminology at Lancaster University.

An extremely high standard of ideas saw VPC Joshua Taylor win the Challenge and receive a £50.00 Amazon Gift Voucher in recognition of his outstanding work.

Well done to Joshua and to Cadets Jacob Riddle, Sunshine Bowers, Morgan Davies and Samuel Griffiths who were each awarded Highly Commended Certificates from the High Sheriffs.


Pictured: Chris Perkins, North Wales Police Citizens in Policing Manager and Cadet Leader