Fourteen years old Kyle Proctor learned about the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner first-hand on ‘Takeover Day′.
Kyle, from Winsford, was introduced to John Dwyer, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, as part of his day looking at Cheshire Constabulary in the company of Assistant Chief Constable Janette McCormick.
Kyle asked the Commissioner how young people could be more involved in decisions about policing their local areas.
Mr. Dwyer, who was on his second day in post, said the views of young people were a vital factor in deciding policing priorities.
He outlined his plans to introduce a ‘youth ambassador′ who would get to know children and young people, gain a clear picture of their views on local issues and make sure those views were considered by police officers and by other agencies when decisions were made.
Mr Dwyer said, "Kyle and I had a good discussion. He told me he had been surprised and impressed with the daily workload which the Constabulary takes on. It was encouraging to see someone of his age with a keen interest in policing."