New Youth Police & Crime Commissioner elected for Sandwell
A Phoenix Collegiate Academy student is flying the flag for safety after being elected Sandwell’s new... Youth Police & Crime Commissioner.
Jardell Miller, aged 15, was elected to the role by members of the borough’s Youth Parliament and confirmed at a youth summit held by West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner David Jamieson.
Youth Commissioners meet regularly to discuss issues affecting young people around crime and policing and challenge Mr Jamieson and West Midlands Police to take on board and address their concerns.
The Youth Commission is made up of young people representing the seven West Midlands local authority areas.
Jardell, aged 15, said: “I found out about this role when I met one of the superintendents from West Midland Police who explained what the role entailed and I did my own research to find it was all about improving lives, making changes and meeting new people - immediately, I thought that this was a great opportunity to make an impact on the community so I decided to stand for election and was successful.
“As a Youth Commissioner, I can work closely with the police and local authorities to make Sandwell a better place to live in. I also want to work closely with the police to close the gap between them and youth groups; with this comes education, determination and commitment. I wish to join the police in the future and believe everything that I learn now will be carried through to my future career.”