Success for outstanding Police Cadet students

Elite police academy students from Cambridge Regional College have been recognised in a ceremony at Cambridgeshire police headquarters.

Sixteen students who achieved an outstanding year of study, attendance and community work were presented with certificates by Assistant Chief Constable Dan Vajzovic

All of them are studying a Uniformed Public Services course at CRC and are among the 23-strong police academy run in partnership with the county’s police force and inspirational police representative Dave Sargent, a key part of the initiative.

CRC’s elite police academy students at police HQ with lecturer Phil Couzins, left, and police representative Dave Sargent, right

The Assistant Chief Constable talked to the students about his career in the police force, and praised the police academy for the valuable experience it gave to potential police officers.

CRC lecturer Phill Couzins, who runs the college’s police academy, said the students had performed exceptionally over the year.

“Only a small number of students make it in to CRC’s police academy – we only choose those who are very motivated and keen on a career in the police force, so the 16 who achieved their certificates are truly outstanding,” he said.

“They worked hard on their community work, joining a National Citizen Service programme in their own time to get the right experience. We’re very proud of them and grateful to the Assistant Chief Constable for marking their achievement with the presentation event at police HQ.”

For more information, please contact Lynn O’Shea, Cambridge Regional College Press Officer, on 01223 418773 or email

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