Congratulations to Rebekah Johnston – newly-appointed member of the Police Complaints Commission and a woman in public office in her early 20s.
Rebekah moved to Guernsey four years ago after completing her A Levels. She’s a paralegal with Carey Olsen and is studying for a law degree.
We asked Rebekah why the Commission appealed to her:
“I was encouraged to look into public roles by a colleague in order to gain new skills and push my boundaries with a view to furthering my skillset, and found that the PCC were looking for new members whilst browsing the gov.gg website. It jumped out at me instantly and I knew it would be something I would be a good fit for.
“I am passionate about giving back to the community and wanted to step outside of the sphere of working with young people to find a role where I could indirectly help Guernsey’s people.
“In my role within the PCC I feel that I can be a part in reinforcing the public’s confidence in our police force by ensuring investigations into complaints are conducted properly.”