Takeover Day - 20 November 2015
Aged 13 to 18 and fancy spending a day at Devon & Cornwall Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner? Apply to be part of National Takeover Day
[Please note applications for this year are now closed.]
On Friday 20 November 2015 Devon and Cornwall Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be offering young people across the counties an opportunity to take part in a ‘Takeover Day’ as part of the national Children’s Commissioner Takeover Day.
The day will provide young people with an opportunity to learn about the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Devon and Cornwall Police and to take part in activities that will allow them to influence decision making within the organisation.
If you are aged 13-18, live in Devon & Cornwall and like the idea of seeing how the police work and want to help make some of our decisions throughout the day then get in touch.
The day will be held at police headquarters, Middlemoor in Exeter and those selected to take part will spend time with officers and staff learning about their roles, as well as participating in activities and tasks where you can influence future projects.
Opportunities will be available with units throughout headquarters and young people will have the chance to spend time with the forensic units, dog handlers, chief officers, professional standards and communications departments.
Tony Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner said: “Each year we welcome young people into our workplace for takeover day and each year we learn something new about their perspective of police. We must do all we can to learn what young people think about their police, what they understand to be the police’s role in their communities and to help them understand how we need to shape policing in the future. I look forward to their visit very much.”
DCC Bill Skelly said: “Seeing things from a different perspective by getting a young person’s view on what we do and how we can do it better is a real benefit to us. We get a chance to really listen to what young people say and hear what they think. They also get a chance to shape how we work with young people in general. The day is always great fun and often a real eye opener for us and our new, young colleagues.”
Last year Takeover Day attracted more than 44,000 children with 1,200 organisations taking part ranging from Tesco, Blue Peter, MPs and the Metropolitan Police.
If you would like to apply please complete an application form and return it no later than Wednesday 30 September 2015. You can ask someone else to help you with the form or to check your form before you send it, like a friend, parent, teacher or similar if you think that would help you.
Once your application has been received you will receive notification by email (or another preferred method of contact if you have indicated this) that we have received your form.
We will then contact you no later than Monday 12 October to let you know whether or not you are being invited to the Takeover day. If you are invited to the day we need authorisation from your school or college and your parent or guardian (if you are 16 or under) to take part in the day. We will send you the forms you need to get this authorisation.
For more information visit: http://dandc.info/takeover/
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