New High Sheriff Police Cadets Selected

Two members of the North Wales Police Voluntary Police Cadets [VPC] were last month selected to represent young people in the Office of the High Sheriff for 2018.

The High Sheriff for Gwynedd and Anglesey is Professor Sian Hope.

The two selected are; Liam Owen, 18 and Becca Williams, 17, who have been VPCs since 2015.

In that time, they have demonstrated commitment and pure passion for the cadets, and stood out to the VPC leaders, who select the High Sheriff Cadets at the beginning of each year.

Their duties for the year ahead will include; representing young people and VPC in High Sheriff meetings, support the development of the Crimebeat Fund, and advise the High Sheriff’s Committee on the issues effecting young people.

They will be key influencers in the decision making process for community funding.

Liam said: “I’m really humbled to have been chosen for the role, and I’m glad that I’ll have an opportunity to impact how our communities are shaped this year.”

Becca said: “There’s a lot of responsibility in this role which we both accept, and we will certainly try our very best to do what is right.”

Citizens in Policing Manager & Special Constabulary Chief Officer Mark Owen said: “Having the High Sheriff Cadets is a massive benefit to everyone.

“It gives young people a voice in how Crimebeat funding is managed, and recent Crimebeat successes show how important that is.”

This is all done in Liam and Becca’s free time, as they are both students in Bangor and Caernarfon.

Their first public engagement as High Sheriff Cadets was on January 12, in the Lloyd George museum, Llanystumdwy; attending the 100 year celebration of the Royal Flying Corp becoming independent.

12 January 2018, Llanystumdwy, Gwynedd, Wales, UK. Professor Sian Hope, High Sheriff of gwynedd (far R), Edmund Bailey, Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd (R), Sir Stephen Hillier, Chief of Air Staff (C) and 3 cadets (L), outside Lloyd George’s childhood home, following their visit as part of the commemoration of Prime Minister David Lloyd George’s 1917 decision to create the world’s first independent Air Force in 1918, witha visit .

The Cadets will continue to work with the High Sheriff throughout the year alongside their original cadet duties.