CADET Fest a massive success

This bank holiday saw Lancashire Police Cadets host the National Cadet Competition at Lancashire Police Headquarters. cadetfest 2016

Over 180 cadets and leaders representing 15 Police forces across the UK attended the event competing to be crowned 2016’s Cadet Competition winners.

Given a festival feel, the event was named ‘CADET fest’ and saw teams camping out at Police Headquarters. A specialist stage was used for entertainment which included, introductions by the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner, films, radio, live tribute acts, a DJ and the awards ceremony with Lancashire Police Assistant Chief Constable Jacques.

CADET fest was funded by money raised by the cadets, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and money seized from criminals and criminal activity.

To be crowned the winning team, cadets had to compete in eight different challenges; Army Inflatable Assault Course / Egg Transporter / Escape Room / Police Evidence Hunt / Archery / Bungee Run / Public Order Kit Run and Laser Tag.

The winners of this year’s event were British Transport Police.

The feedback from all those who attended was that CADET fest was an enormous success. Cadets, leaders and volunteers all had a fabulous time.


Derbyshire Police Cadets: “We absolutely loved the experience, it was wonderfully organised and we had no issues. The volunteers were amazing and the events were a cracking mix of physical and cerebral!”

Sutton – Metropolitan Police Cadets: “I just wanted to say to a big thank you to the team for putting Cadet Fest together. We had an absolute ball and I can honestly say that none of us will ever forget the wonderful weekend we spent with you all”

Leicestershire Police Cadets: “If we win there is no way we will top that!’

Police Scotland Cadets: “Thanks for everything over the weekend had an amazing time! Well done everyone, regardless of what the results are we all tried our best. What a weekend!”

Cadet Police Scotland: “That was the best day of my life”

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