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PCC attends young people's police and crime workshop

Force Forward Event at Weston College

Force Forward Event at Weston College

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens today discussed young people’s views on policing hearing from and speaking to Weston College students at their Force Forward presentation and workshop.

Around 25 students gathered at the College’s Knightstone Campus to hear the results of a survey conducted by the SHM Foundation Political Academy’s ‘Force Forward’ campaign.

The focus of the event was to bring together a group of young people aged 16-25 and the Police and Crime Commissioner to discuss the survey which looks at young people’s issues, questions and priorities in relation to policing and crime.

Ms Mountstevens, who met with Force Forward in her PCC candidate campaign and pledged to work with young people pre and post election, speaking after the event said:

“This is why I became Police and Crime Commissioner and today has been truly inspiring. I really want to hear from young people in putting together the Police and Crime Plan and the dialogue I have received today has been extremely useful and something I want to continue receiving. I felt privileged to be able to speak today and that the students were interested in speaking with me.”

Ms Mountstevens also encouraged to the students to engage with and contact her Youth Champion by emailing pccyouthchampion@gmail.com

The event coincided with Ms Mountstevens consultation on her first Police and Crime Plan for Avon and Somerset. Ms Mountstevens is encouraging residents, community groups, businesses, victims of crime and young people to give their views to help shape the Plan and make sure it addresses local needs.

People can respond to the consultation on-line at http://www.consultation.avonandsomerset.police.uk/aspola/plan-consultation-13-14/consult_view or alternatively call 01275 816377.

The consultation closes on Friday 22 February 2013.

Posted on Tuesday 15th January 2013
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