16 year old Paris Brown is the country's first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner. Tom Savvides talks to her, students Abbey Southon and Kyle Sharpe, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes and Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner Katy Bourne.
Sixteen year old Paris Brown from Kent has been unveiled as the first Youth Police and Crime Commissioner. The teenager from Sheerness will work alongside the Police Commissioner representing young people from across the county.
– Paris Brown, Kent Youth Commissioner
I’m really excited and I can’t wait to start. I’m really pleased that I have been offered this opportunity and I’m looking forward to getting out there to work with young people as soon as I can.
– Ann Barnes, Kent Police and Crime Commissioner
I’m delighted that Paris will be working alongside me to build a bridge between the world of young people and policing. This will be a hands on role and I’ll be relying on Paris to guide my Office on how we can deliver a better service for all young people in the county and tackle youth offending.
The first ever Youth Police and Crime Commissioner has been appointed in Kent.
16-year-old Paris Brown from Sheerness will work alongside the Police Commissioner, Ann Barnes, representing young people from across the county.
Paris was chosen from 164 applicants. She was educated at the Isle of Sheppey Academy and currently works for Swale Borough Council.
She enjoys community related projects and has also been involved in creating a skate park in Sittingbourne with a local skate group.
The Youth Commissioner post will last for a year with a package of £15,000 which will be part funded by Mrs Barnes' salary. Paris is expected to take up the role in the summer.