Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles met with students at Derby College’s Broomfield Hall last week to find out more about the issues that they face.
The event was attended by nearly 100 students who are on the Uniformed Public Services course at Broomfield Hall – many of whom are hoping to join the Police Service.
Mr Charles told the students that he was particularly interested in hearing about their ideas for crime prevention projects which would positively affect local communities.
He also answered questions posed by the students on a wide range of issues including the role of the Independent Police Complaints Commission, gang related crime, ethnic mix in the Constabulary and the importance of fitness tests for officers.
Mr Charles said: “It is very important that we listen to what is important to young people and how we can make sure that the Police service is responsive to their needs and the issues that they face.
“Engaging with young people will be a particular focus of my office’s work in the coming months – culminating in a young people’s conference in September where we will be launching the scheme to support innovative ideas for crime prevention projects with grant funding.”
Derby College Public Services lecturer Jon Agyeman said: “The Commissioner’s visit was part of a diverse programme of external speakers and student visits that are designed to broaden their knowledge on key issues and help them develop their career plans for the future.”
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Posted on Tuesday 18th February 2014