A police cadet from Kingsbridge has been appointed to act as personal cadet to the High Sheriff of Devon.
Katie Boys has been appointed as the new High Sheriff Cadet for Devon 2014 by Honourable John Rous DL, owner of the Clovelly estate and new Devon High Sheriff.
She was officially sworn in alongside Mr. Rous at a special ceremony last month.
Katie’s position will see her assisting the High Sherriff in attending the many ceremonial events across the county. Katie was selected from a pool of more than 300 other police cadets across the Force.
PCSO Paul O’Dwer, who manages the cadets in Kingsbridge, said: “Katie’s appointment provides a unique opportunity for an individual to demonstrate and develop their skills and to act as a positive role model to young people.”
Katie follows in the footsteps of two other Kingsbridge Community College girls; Charlotte O’Toole and Jane Oram, in carrying out the prestigious role.
PCSO O’Dwyer added: “This is the third time in the last four years that a cadet from Kingsbridge has been appointed to this prestigious post and this shows the hard work and diligence that these young people are putting in to working as police cadets.”
Anyone aged between 13 and 18 interested in becoming involved in a wide range of policing activities and becoming a police cadet should use the following link for more information http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/GetInvolved/cadets/Pages/Whatdoourpolicecadetsdo.aspx
The High Sheriff is a partly ceremonial law enforcement position which was established in the 10th century. The Duke of Cornwall appoints the High Sheriff as his Judicial representative for the county. The High Sheriff takes part in ceremonies, royal visits and presentations throughout the county.