Hampshire Police Youth Commission are recruiting!

Applications are open until the 4th March to those aged 14-25 in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to become a member of the Youth Commission. The Youth Commission makes young people part of the solution to tackling crime and policing issues that are of most concern to them.

The Youth Commission currently consists of 25 members who provide opportunities for young people to inform, support and challenge the Police and Crime Commissioner’s work.

Simon Hayes, Police and Crime Commissioner, said:

“I set up the Youth Commission because I believe it’s important to take young peoples’ views into account. They are the future and will drive social change. I encourage any young person, including those who have direct experience of the police and justice systems to apply.”

Youth Commission members identify what issues affect young people in their area and gather their opinions. They then tackle these issues by raising awareness at events and via campaigns. Members will also make recommendations for change to the Police and Crime Commissioner and suggest solutions to their priority issues.

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Lethal Highs Campaign

Lethal Highs

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s Youth Commission is running a ‘Lethal Highs’ campaign to raise awareness of the risks associated with taking New Psychoactive Substances (NPS), so young people can make informed and safe choices.

Simon Hayes said

“With the number of deaths related to these substances increasing year on year, it is unsurprising that they are of great concern to young people. A clear message needs to be sent out that that just because these substances are being sold as legal, as a result of a loophole in the law, this doesn’t mean they are safe.”

Louis Faith from the Youth Commission said:

“I feel that NPS are more of a ‘gateway’ drug than any another substance. There are so many different types and just a small amount could harm your body because of all the bad chemicals they contain. I hope the Lethal Highs campaign will discourage young people from taking them.”

To find out more about ‘Lethal Highs’ follow the campaign on Twitter at ‪#‎lethalhighs‬ or find out more on their campaign page