PUPILS throughout West Yorkshire are being given the chance to air their views on how they are policed.
West Yorkshire Police Authority has launched a consultation programme on the use of police stop and search powers.
They will be using the latest interactive technology to gauge responses.
The authority, which oversees policing on behalf of the public, aims to meet year 10 and 11 pupils , aged 14 to 16, in as many secondary schools as possible over the coming year.
During the visit youngsters will learn what their rights are when stopped by a police officer and any who have been stopped will be invited to share their experiences with authority staff.
The feedback from students will help the authority see how police officers are using their powers and if changes need to be made to improve the encounter.
At the same time young people aged from 13 to 19 in Kirklees can take part in a similar survey about police stop and search running on Kirklees Council's website for young people.