Young People To Join Police Youth Commission - The Directory Group

Young people to join police youth commission

There has been a call for young people to have their say on the crime and policing issues across the county.

The police and crime commissioner for Hampshire says youngsters need to join the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission.

The groups responsibility is to make sure the county’s youth have a voice regards combatting crime and improving policing.

It is made up of 50 people between the ages of 14 and 25.

Concentrating on mental health, hate crime, cyber safety and unhealthy relationships, the group continues to look for new members.

Michael Lane, who is the commissioner for the area, says this initiative gives young people an opportunity to have an independent and strong voice.

He said: “The Youth Commission works so well because it is about young people talking to, and hearing the voices of, other young people.

“It is important to me that we listen and take on board the views of young people because it is very much about their future.”

Anybody who may know of a young person who could be interested in joining the group are to see
www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/youth-commission

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley