The Belize Police Youth Cadet Corp is calling on the Belize Police Department to give its members who applied for intake 95 special consideration. Their basis comes from Article 6 in their Cadet handbook which states that their members may be elected to serve after attaining the age of eighteen years. They issued a release earlier today indicating that members of the corp have gotten Training in the elementary principles of Policing to assist secondary duties. They alluded to the fact that high ranking officers and police constable are past members of the BPYCC. Jarrell Martinez, President of the Corp spoke to Love News on their stance.
Jarrell Martinez, President of the Belize Youth Cadet Corp: “We should be first in line because of our constitutional rule that states in our cadet handbook. In relation to that it states that Article 6 members of the Belize Police Youth Cadet Corp will be extended to male and female between the age of eight and seventeen years. Honorary members may be elected to serve after attaining the age of 18 years.” In the Cadet handbook states one thing and the department states another. We believe that we should be the first in line to get the opportunity because we have been at every ceremonial event and other events that are ceremonial. We believe that if we are governed by a discipline act under the Belize Police Department we should be the one first in line and also we have gotten trained by police officers in principles of policing.”