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Are you a young person who wants to make a real difference to your community?

Do you want to engage with the police and senior decision makers about crime, justice and victim services?

We are looking for a group of under 18s, to become the West Midlands’ next Youth Commissioners. We would also consider 18-year-olds – if you can commit to serving a two-year term.

It marks the start of an election process, that will determine which young people will advise the Police and Crime Commissioner, on areas of concern to them and the young people they will represent.

Like the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Youth Commissioners will be tasked with helping to hold West Midlands Police to account and for keeping standards high.

You can apply, and get further information, via this link here.

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Simon Foster, said: “Youth Commissioners play an important role, in helping me to engage with young people across the West Midlands.

“They are there to listen to their peers, hear their concerns and to tell me, about what really matters to them.

“They are, in a sense, my eyes and ears on the ground. Without them, I might not hear about some of the issues we face.

“I strongly encourage any young person in the West Midlands, who wants to make a real, positive difference in their community, to apply to be a Youth Commissioner”.

“I also want to pay tribute to the current group of Youth Commissioners, who have proven to be excellent Commissioners, a much valued asset to my team and have brought great insight and added value to everything we do.”

The deadline for applications to be submitted is 4pm on Friday, October 13th, where applicants will be invited to interview and will be shortlisted.

There will be two successful Youth Commissioners for each of the following policing area:

  • Birmingham West
  • Birmingham East
  • Sandwell
  • Coventry
  • Dudley
  • Solihull
  • Wolverhampton
  • Walsall

Click here to apply by 4pm on Friday, October 13th!

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