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Saturday, 16 February 2013

Commissioner seeks public’s views on Youth Ambassador

 

John Dwyer, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire is looking to appoint a Youth Ambassador to act as a conduit between young people and the police.

He has been holding various meetings with partner agencies to scope out the role of the Youth Ambassador, but now he wants the people of Cheshire, especially the younger people to have an input too.

John said, "my role as Commissioner is to be the bridge between the public and the police, and it′s important that our young people are not left out of that partnership. I want to appoint a Youth Ambassador who can work with young people to ensure that they have a voice and can help me to shape the delivery of policing.

The Youth Ambassador will also deliver key messages to the young people of Cheshire, on a variety of topics, including internet safety and drugs."

On the 15 February, a survey was launched on the Police and Crime Commissioner′s website (http://www.cheshire-pcc.gov.uk/) asking people for their views on what the Youth Ambassadors role should include.

John added, "I want the public to tell me what they want a Youth Ambassador to do. I′ll take on board what they have to say, and take their ideas to the next meeting that I have with partners to help us to scope the role which should be advertised in the next month or so. I have given up some of my own budget to pay for this vitally important full time post and I think that this is pretty rare that we ask people what a new job holder should do before we develop the job description. I am hoping to appoint the successful applicant by this summer and I will involve young people in that process too."

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