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Here's your chance to join military police army cadets

The free, civilian youth organization offers leadership training and 'action-packed fun'
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York Regional Police No. 1 District headquarters in Newmarket is at 240 Prospect St. Kim Champion/NewmarketToday

Here’s your chance to become a military police army cadet.

York Regional Police will hold a recruitment session in Newmarket this Saturday for youths aged 12 to 18 interested in becoming a part of the 32 Military Police Army Cadet program.

The cadet program is a free, civilian youth organization with ties to the Canadian Forces that is funded by the Department of National Defence. Cadets are not members of the military and are not expected to join the Canadian Forces upon leaving the program. 

Once accepted into the program, cadets can expect some “action-packed fun”, York police say, while building leadership skills and learning practical skills.

Cadets will train once a week from September to June and also have the opportunity to participate in day trips and overnight weekend trips for training, which offers plenty of adventure, police say.

Some of the activities include expeditions, music, sports, citizenship and leadership training. Speciality teams and summer camps are often available for those who are interested. 

The York Regional Police 32 Military Police Army Cadets recruitment session takes place on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the #1 District station in the Community Room, 240 Prospect St., in Newmarket.

To join, you must meet these eligibility requirements:

  • Be between 12 and 18 years of age
  • Legally reside in Canada 
  • Possess provincial health insurance
  • Have parental permission 
  • Be medically and physically able to complete prescribed training 
For more information, email, or call 905-830-0303, ext. 3291.