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Kent youth commissioner Kerry Boyd starts role full time

PUBLISHED: 13:56 17 April 2014 | UPDATED: 13:56 17 April 2014

Kerry Boyd, 19, poses outside Kent Police Headquarters in Maidstone, Kent, on her first day in the role as Kent's new Youth Commissioner following the announcement of her appointment.

Kerry Boyd, 19, poses outside Kent Police Headquarters in Maidstone, Kent, on her first day in the role as Kent's new Youth Commissioner following the announcement of her appointment.

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Kent's new youth commissioner has outlined her plans for the year ahead after starting her role full-time this month.

Kerry Boyd, 19, initially joined part time on March 4, but now having completed her university studies for the year she will begin the position full time.

The Margate teenager will canvass young people’s perceptions on policing.

A primary school educational programme, set up by Ann Barnes, the Police and Crime Commissioner, will also see Ms Boyd talk to schoolchildren on issues such as drugs, knife crime and other safety matters.

Speaking on the year ahead, Kerry Boyd, Youth Commissioner said: “There’s been so much stuff to take in but I’m really enjoying it.

“I’ve learnt a lot so far and now I’m ready to launch our plans for this year.

“The best way for me to do my job is by getting out there to listen and to take people’s views on board to improve the policing service for the young people of Kent.”

On Wednesday (17), Ms Boyd attended a Meet the Commissioner event at Gravesham Borough Council chambers in Windmill Street, Gravesend.

The meeting was an opportunity for Gravesend residents to voice their concerns and have policing questions answered in an open-forum.

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