Report of the Commissioner.
Members received a report of the Commissioner regarding the City of London Police volunteer Cadets.
For the first-year’s intake diversity objectives had already been met, with a make up of 60% female and 55% BAME. This would really help in future to diversify the workforce of COLP.
There were many advantages to the programme, including the promotion of good citizenship, career opportunities, contributing to the community and assistance with ceremonial events.
A funding plan had been provided within the report and Members were pleased to note the support from livery companies, who had pledged commitment over the next three years.
From the previous programmes, approximately 30% of cadets progressed into a career within regular policing, with even more signing up for the special constabulary.
Going forward, updates regarding the volunteer cadets would be reported to the Board on an annual basis.
RESOLVED, that the report be noted.