Isle’s police chief wants to appoint youth ambassadors

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Humberside’s police and crime commissioner has said he is committed to appoint a youth ambassador in light of the furore surrounding a similar appointment in Kent.

The police and crime commissioner for Kent has been forced to defend her appointment of ‘youth PCC’ Paris Brown, who had to apologise for comments she made on the social network Twitter.

Mr Grove said: “In my police and crime plan I have stated I will look to appoint a youth ambassador, and ideally I’d like to appoint one in each of the four unitary areas.

“Youth ambassadors would be volunteers and would work with existing youth organisations and schools to listen to the opinions of our young people and assist in the fight to reduce crime by promoting educational messages regarding drugs, alcohol and internet safety.

“Since I took office my deputy and I have met with various parties to find out what work is already going on, and how we can have a positive impact to achieve more.”

Mr Grove added: “We will work with our young people and partners over the coming months to develop the concept of youth ambassadors, who will be the voice of young people at the very heart of policing.”

Ann Barnes, police and crime commissioner for Kent has said Ms Brown will keep her job.