Teenager Named Police Cadet of the Year
11 October 2018 Local News
Burslem teenager Alfie Cliff has been named as Staffordshire Police Cadet of the year.
The 16-year-old was recognised for his ‘outstanding service, leadership and duty’ throughout the year and presented with the Annabel Lewis Award at the Staffordshire Police Force Awards.
Staffordshire Police Cadets launched in 2013 after being introduced by the Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime Matthew Ellis. The initiative is delivered by Staffordshire Police.
Mr Ellis said: ‘I first explored the idea for Staffordshire Police Cadets five years ago and since then it’s been great to see them grow and grow.
‘Helping to develop great citizens for Staffordshire is at its very heart.
‘It’s not about encouraging youngsters to become police officers but to see them grow in confidence and make a real impact with the community.
‘I’d like to congratulate Alfie on being named as the cadet of the year – he is clearly highly thought of in the Burslem unit and was very humble when receiving the award.’
Graham Smout, cadets’ co-ordinator, said: ‘Alfie is an unassuming cadet who does not realise how highly he is regarded within the service.
‘Never one to put himself first, he is always looking after the other cadets and leaders at the unit. He thoroughly deserves this recognition.’