New group links police and youth

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

POLICE and Crime Com­mis­sioner John Dwyer has launched a new Youth Com­mis­sion on Police and Crime to build links be­tween the police and young peo­ple.

Speak­ing at its first meet­ing, he said: “Young peo­ple are an in­te­gral part of our lo­cal com­mu­nity and have a huge amount of skills and ex­per­tise that I want to har­ness to in­form and de­velop the con­stab­u­lary and our plans for the fu­ture.

“When we launched the re­cruit­ment of vol­un­teers last month I hoped that young peo­ple across the county would take the op­por­tu­nity to make sure that their voices were heard.

“I am de­lighted to say that Lead­ers Un­locked re­ceived a great se­lec­tion of ap­pli­ca­tions from a di­verse range of mo­ti­vated 14-25 year olds. This is cru­cial in mak­ing the project a suc­cess.”

The first meet­ing fo­cused on the new Youth Com­mis­sion mem­bers iden­ti­fy­ing the main is­sues that are im­por­tant to them.

They will then work with Lead­ers Un­locked to de­velop how the pri­or­i­ties will be dis­cussed fur­ther as part of the Youth Com­mis­sion’s ‘Big Con­ver­sa­tion’ with young peo­ple in Cheshire.

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