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Police and Crime Commissioner David Lloyd meets Hertfordshire UK Youth Parliament
Teenagers met the police commissioner for a lively debate on a range of key issues.
Hertfordshire UK Youth Parliament met police and crime commissioner David Lloyd in Watford on Thursday to discuss his role, priorities and issues surrounding policing and crime.
The young people also shared their own priorities, as set out in the Hertfordshire young people’s manifesto, and exchanged their views on the commissioner’s ideas.
Alex Hunt, a 17-year-old member of Hertforshire Youth Parliament, said he thoroughly enjoyed the meeting.
“It was interesting to hear his policies towards young people and I look forward to working with him in the future.”
Councillor Lloyd and youth parliamentarians agreed on the importance of tackling issues – such as the misuse of drugs and alcohol and how to build relationships between the police and young people.
He said: “I believe very strongly in young people having a say in the kind of communities they want to live in – particularly on policing, crime and community safety issues.”
“I will be working hard to ensure their voicees are heard and they remain safe and stay out of the criminal justice system.
“Meeting representatives of the Youth Parliament was a great help in understanding the issues young people in Hertfordshire face.”