24 Apr 2023
Statement from National Police Chiefs' Council lead for Volunteer Police Cadets.
A former Greater Manchester Police officer, Adnan Ali (31/07/86) was today (Monday 24 April 2023), found guilty of five counts of sexual assault and 15 counts of misconduct in a public office. The charges relate to incidents, between 2015 and 2018, involving young men and women enrolled on Greater Manchester Police's Volunteer Police Cadet Scheme.
Assistant Chief Constable David Thorne is National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Volunteer Police Cadets. He said:
“The details of the Adnan Ali case make for difficult reading and I praise the bravery of those who spoke up to bring him to justice for his abhorrent actions.
“We recognised that Volunteer Police Cadet schemes needed strengthening and since 2018, a number of changes have been put in place to safeguard the many young people who give their free time to support policing in this way.
“The National Volunteer Police Cadet Safeguarding and Standards Hub was created to provide central coordination for schemes across the country. The hub now delivers mandatory safeguarding training to all forces. It has set national safe to operate standards and provides advice and guidance in relation to safeguarding and recruitment policies. It also runs a system to record and monitor concerns with a whistleblowing contact service open to all.
“If anyone is concerned about the conduct of anyone involved in a police cadet scheme I would urge them to report it to us via: email@example.com.”
By phone: 07803903686
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org