Teenagers are being given the opportunity to become volunteer police cadets in the town.
Lincolnshire Police are recruiting for cadets at four locations in the county, including Bourne.
Cadets, who are aged between 14 and 17, are taught about the law, police procedures, drill and first aid and learn about some of the specialist units within the force, as well as helping police tackle crime in the area.
After successfully passing exams and at the age of 16, cadets are allowed to go out on patrol with officers.
A police spokesman said: “The purpose of the Lincolnshire Police Cadet Service is to encourage and support our young people from all backgrounds through positive diversionary activities, with the aim of building self-esteem and confidence to help them to reach their full potential.
“Volunteer police cadets make a positive contribution to the society in which they live, helping to build safer and stronger communities through engagement, education and prevention.”
Some of the benefits to becoming a cadet are making new friends, helping to reduce crime, helping to make a difference in their community and developing skills, as well as their knowledge of the police.
To apply, you should be aged between 14 and 17 (aged 14 by March 25), live or attend school in the area, be able to commit to Wednesday evenings and be able to attend the selection board meeting in Bourne on February 8.
Application forms can be downloaded by visiting www.lincs.police.uk or calling 0845 602 1791.
Completed applications should be returned by Friday, January 31.