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Young Voices get behind the scenes at police HQ

Last Updated: 06/02/2024

Members of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Young Voices Conversation initiative were given VIP treatment at Police HQ recently.

They got a behind-the-scenes look at policing which included demonstrations from officers in charge of facial recognition, firearms and drones during their day-long visit.

Over 20 young people took part in the first in person regional youth forum event which also gave members the opportunity to escalate concerns from their young peers about policing with senior leaders from the organisation.

They met Commissioner Alun Michael, Superintendent Tom Moore, and strategic leads from within the Commissioner’s team. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Rocio Cifuentes, also attended to meet them.

Sarah Mahon, Engagement Manager, said: “It was a successful event - I’d like to thank all those who helped make it happen, in particular the officers who took time out of their busy days to give demonstrations and answer questions.

“The ultimate aim of the event was to listen to their views about policing, good and bad. They will be invited back to see us in February so we can share with them what we were able to do in response to what they told us.”

Young Voices Conversation is a joint initiative between the Police and Crime Commissioner’s team and South Wales Police and was launched in 2021 to target young people aged between 11 and 25 to ensure their voices are heard and they have influence.

 Since this initiative was launched, over 2,000 young people from across South Wales have shared their feedback with us. Do you know anybody who would like to join in the Young Voices Conversation? Visit the dedicate young voices webpage for more info.


Selection of images from the event at police HQ, including Young Voices members and the Commissioner.


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