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PCC reminds young people to apply now to get involved in policing.

Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping is urging young people not to miss the deadline to become part of a local think tank to help shape future policing decisions.

The Commissioner is determined to increase the voice of young people in the county and empower them to have a greater say in the decisions which affect them.  He is aiming to recruit up to 30 young people to the panel and is delighted at the response to date.

However, with the closing date looming, he is reminding people to get their application forms in on time.

The Nottinghamshire Youth Commission for Police and Crime 2015 will be expected to support, inform and challenge the Commissioner on policing in the City and County.

Candidates should be good team players who are prepared to commit time and dedication to the project and are willing to participate in all the activities involved.

Commissioner Tipping said: “Young people often have a clearer and sometimes personal insight into the issues that drive children or young adults to commit crime and it’s really important that we listen to them.

“The Youth Commission provides an opportunity for young people to share their knowledge and expertise for the benefit and safety of the wider public.

“Members will be responsible for gathering the opinions of a wider selection of young people in their specific area and analysing this information ready to be reported back to myself and the force.

“This is an opportunity for young people to take their first steps in public life and to make a real difference to community safety. The skills and experience they learn will also be hugely valuable in terms of future employment prospects.” 

Members of the Commission will need to take part in four sessions to be held in October, November, December and January. They will also be invited to provide direct input into the Force.

The deadline for applications is Friday 25th September 2015. To complete the application form, visit www.nottinghamshire.pcc.police.uk/Youth-Commission.

For more information about the Youth Commission, please go to www.youthcommission.co.uk or email Rose Dowling (rose@leaders-unlocked.org) / Kaytea Budd-Brophy (kaytea@leaders-unlocked.org).

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Media enquiries:  Sallie Blair 01283 821012

Posted on Friday 18th September 2015
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