NORTH Wales Police and the Police Authority have launched two schemes aimed at improving the quality of life in the region.
Police Authority chairman Malcolm King has launched the Annual Policing Plan for the coming year and the Young Citizens Award.
As well as getting tough on anti-social behaviour and continuing to reduce burglary, vehicle crime and drug-related crime, the Policing Plan aims to increase the time front-line officers spend within communities.
The North Wales Police Young Citizen Award programme is part of the force's strategy of working even more closely on a local level, the aim of the scheme, which ties in with the Dyna Ddigon - That's Enough initiative, being to formally recognise and reward young people who make a positive contribution to their neighbours and neighbourhood.
Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom said: 'The Young Citizens Awards will encourage involvement from young people and we are especially keen to hear about projects that can help make local communities safer and better places in which to live.'
The scheme is open to anyone aged between 11-18 years old.
All nominations will be recognised and a panel of judges within the Force will select winners every six months.
The prizes will include £250 plus a specially-commissioned trophy for first place, £100 plus a certificate for second and £75 plus a certificate for third.
Approval of a parent or guardian will be required for the nominations, in the event of subsequent publicity involving the finalists.
Nomination forms are available from Police stations, schools and youth clubs or through the www. north-wales.police.uk website.