West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner hosts Youth Summit
Around 100 people attended the 2016 West Midlands Police
and Crime Commissioner Youth Summit.
The summit focused on young people and the issues that
matter to them, including safer travel, internet safety, digital
policing and the dangers of sexting.
Brand new Youth Commissioners - who are the voices of their
peers when it comes to matters of policing and crime in the region
- were also welcomed to their roles.
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David
Jamieson said: "The West Midlands is one of the
youngest regions in Europe and it's vital that we listen to and
learn from the younger members of our society.
"This was a night that showcased campaigns and strategies
for young people, by young people.
"All those who took part were truly inspirational and their
work was educational and engaging. My office will now work closely
with the Youth Commissioners to put things into
Assistant West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner
Ashley Bertieadded: "Myself, the Commissioner and
the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police could not be more proud
of the young people who took part in the summit.
"Young people and the issues that affect them are a top
priority in the new Police and Crime Plan and it is extremely
important that we work alongside them to tackle problems they are
The new Youth Commissioners are:
Chanay Knight - Birmingham West and
Central/Birmingham South NPU
Shahnoor Adill and
Connor Fowler - Birmingham
North/Birmingham East NPU
Lucy Hunt - Sandwell
Chloe Gibbs and Charlotte Oliver -
Alex Russell and Louise Pardoe-
Anil Kararra and Yasmin Francis -