Joseph was nominated by his Unit Leader Sergeant Mark John who said, "One of our Police Youth Volunteers Joseph Salmon (16 yrs) has stood out as being an exceptional role model for our Volunteers.
Since starting on the programme, we have watched him gain in confidence and self-esteem and he is beginning to show strong leadership skills.
Joseph’s attendance at unit sessions is exceptional and he has completed one of the highest amounts of volunteering hours within the community. He has been involved in a number of initiatives such as ‘Knife Crime Awareness,’ where he helped conduct a survey about knife crime with members of the public. He was involved in a Rogue Trader Awareness operation where he helped to deliver leaflets and stickers to a large number of addresses in the Penarth area, and he took part in a Test Purchasing Operation for Alcohol with our licensing department.
Joseph has also taken part in a number of community events such as the Remembrance Day service and the Reindeer Parade in Cowbridge.
Joseph gives his all to everything he gets involved in, whether this be his volunteering or the unit sessions. He is a naturally quiet and shy individual, but when tested and challenged shows his worth and has the ability to take charge in situations."
Following his nomination, Joseph was shortlisted to attend an interview at the Town Council offices where competition was stiff as they were only offering 3 positions to 10 candidates shortlisted for interview.
Joseph came through the interview process and was awarded a place on board during the summer holidays. He is really looking forward to this experience and the Unit wish him all the luck and bon voyage.