Youth Commission member
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Youth Commission enables young people to support, challenge and voice young people’s opinions from across the two counties, to help shape decisions about policing and crime. Its aim is to make young people part of the solution to tackling crime and improving policing, rather than being seen as part of the problem.
- Share your views on policing and crime in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight with the Police and Crime Commissioner and his staff.
- Attend events at schools and other venues to ask other young people for their opinions.
- Create and deliver campaigns and projects that tackle police and crime issues that are of most concern to young people (e.g. deliver a workshop to senior school pupils, create a social media campaign, or organise an event).
- Deliver an end-of-year report of your achievements and recommendations that you want to suggest to the Commissioner for the future.
- be aged between 14 and 25
- live or be educated in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth or Southampton
- be enthusiastic, want to take part and be willing to make time to be involved.
- Influence the future of policing and ensure the voices of young people are heard.
- Gain new skills and experience that will boost your CV or application for college/university.
- Work alongside a variety of people including the Commissioner, Chief Constable, other professionals, and fellow Youth Commission members.