New group links police and youth
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.