Young people in Norfolk get the chance to become assistant chief constable for a day

YOUNG people in Norfolk are getting the chance to be an Assistant Chief Constable, a Control Room call taker, a TV presenter and a Web Writer for the day.Norfolk Constabulary is joining in 11 Million Takeover Day - a day organised by the Children s Comm

YOUNG people in Norfolk are getting the chance to be an Assistant Chief Constable, a Control Room call taker, a TV presenter and a Web Writer for the day.

Norfolk Constabulary is joining in 11 Million Takeover Day - a day organised by the Children's Commissioner for England to ensure the 11 million children and young people in England have a right to a voice.

The Constabulary has created four unique opportunities for four lucky winners. They include:

Become an Assistant Chief Constable - Assistant Chief Constable Simon Bailey is going to work with a young person for the day. They will attend a couple of performance meetings, attend a remembrance service and even chair their own meeting with the Executive. Applicants must be 16 years of age and over.


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Become a News Reader - we're giving this lucky winner the opportunity to report on news stories for the Constabulary's internal TV programme called MAST News. The individual will accompany our film crew around various locations. We'll even give the lucky winner their own copy of their programme as a special reminder of their day with us. Applicants can be any age to apply for this opportunity.

Become a Control Room call-taker - ever wondered what happens when we answer a 999 call and how we deploy police officers to the scene? We're giving the winner of this category the chance to try out our 999 training system and pretend to dispatch officers to an emergency. Once you've mastered the system you'll then get a tour round the Control Room and see the action happening for real. Applicants must be 12 years and over.

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Become the Constabulary's Facebook and Twitter writer - we know children and young people are masters of social networking sites like Twitter, Bebo, Facebook and You Tube, so we're looking for someone who knows these sites inside out. We'll use your expertise and advice to help us keep in touch with children and young people in Norfolk. Applicants can be any age to apply for this opportunity.

How do I apply to take part? Simple! Just log onto the Norfolk Constabulary website and tell us in 100 words why you think you should Takeover Police Headquarters for the day! Don't forget to include your name, age, contact details and the telephone number of the head teacher who has given you permission to attend. To apply, simply answer the questions below and submit to laken@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.

Name:

Age:

Address:

Name of parent/guardian:

Contact number of parent/guardian:

Contact number of head teacher who has given you permission to attend:

Tell us in no more than 100 words which opportunity you are applying for and why you think you have got the right skills to make a good impression:

All entries must be received by 5pm on Thursday 22 October. Winners will be notified by the end of Friday 23 October.

Natalie Lake, Children & Young People's Engagement Officer at Norfolk Constabulary said: "We are working to listen to the issues of young people and act on them. We are so pleased to be involved in 11 Million Takeover Day - one of the ways we are thanking young people for all the contribution they have been making to the work that we do in Norfolk. 11 Million Takeover Day will give those lucky winners a fantastic day to remember, learn from and enjoy.

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