A young volunteer has spent the day in the life of West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson last week.
Matthew, 15, from Pontefract in Wakefield, asked to work with West Yorkshire’s PCC as part of the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Challenge.
The challenge sees young people taking over top roles and sitting in the hot seat of influential jobs.
Matthew’s Takeover Challenge kicked off with a tour of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and a chance to meet with the staff and discuss their roles.
Matthew then accompanied Mark to a meeting with his Independent Custody Visitors (ICV), who volunteer to check on the welfare of detained persons in custody, and the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Dee Collins.
The meeting was arranged for the ICV’s to meet the new Chief Constable and receive an update on her vision for policing in West Yorkshire.
Matthew then joined Mark on a visit to St Mary’s Community Centre in Pontefract where he engaged with the local community on their policing and community safety needs.