Twenty young people from across the county have begun their journey as new members of the Police & Crime Commissioner’s ‘Sussex Youth Commission on Policing & Crime’.
Over 40 applications were received from 14-25 year olds across Sussex who wanted to join the Youth Commission. Some of the members that have been selected attend local schools, colleges, universities and youth clubs. Others have first-hand experience of policing and crime or are interested in a career in the criminal justice sector.
Their inaugural meeting (on Saturday 31 January) saw the new members come together to discuss and agree their priorities for the year ahead, which they will then go onto explore with their peers in their local communities. In 9 months time they will report their findings and recommendations back to the Police & Crime Commissioner, which will ensure that the county’s Police & Crime Plan continues to accurately reflect local priorities. To find out more about the Sussex Youth Commission project visit: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/youth-commission/.
If you’re aged 60 years plus, and live in Sussex, there’s still time to apply to join the Sussex Elders’ Commission. This is an opportunity for older citizens to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police & Crime Commissioner.
Do you have an interest in how your community is policed and understand some of the biggest concerns of fellow older residents? To find out more about the Elders’ Commission and how to apply visit: https://www.sussex-pcc.gov.uk/elders-commission/.