Volunteers cadets celebrated at their annual awards ceremony.

The ceremony, which celebrates the achievements of the St Albans and Harpenden volunteer police cadets, honours its members with awards such as Cadet of the Year, New Cadet of the Year and The John Embley Award for outstanding volunteer contribution.

Winners on the night included Head Cadet Jamie Head, Cadet Casey Grimwade, Senior Cadet Kieran Mullin-Smith and Cadet Sadie Sundt.

Sergeant Steve Alison, who leads the St Albans and Harpenden Cadet unit said: "These ceremonies are always a highlight as they allow the cadets to reflect on their excellent achievements throughout the year and see how far they have come. "Being a cadet is hugely rewarding, as it allows you to learn new skills and make friends while helping your community."

This year has also seen the team take part in social action projects such as "Operation Christmas Cop", delivering Christmas parcels to the homeless and elderly people who are alone in the festive season, and have won awards at the Hertfordshire County Cadet Competition and the Harpenden Armed Forces Day Cadet Competition.

The group meet every Tuesday evening during term time and to find out more visit www.herts.police.uk/cadets