Merseyside's Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner will meet with their PCC colleagues from around the country in London today.
Jane Kennedy and Cllr Emily Spurrell are attending a General Meeting of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner's (APCC), the national body which represents Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs).
Meetings of the APCC are held bi-monthly and this event will including an update from the Chair, PCC David Lloyd and the lead of the police ICT company, PCC Katy Bourne and PCC Paddy Tipping on police reform and transformation.
The Commissioners will also hear from Lawrence Morris, Head of Policing Practice and Improvement at Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) who is providing a summary of a consultation they are are conducting on their proposals for Force Management Statements (FMS). FMS annual statements are produced by Force to manage their procedures.
There will also be a series of 'lightning talks' which PCCs can attend on a range of topics, including equalities diversity and human rights, victims, emergency services collaboration and fraud and cyber crime.
The event will conclude with a presentation from Chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) Rt Hon. Yvette Cooper MP. She will talk about the relationship between the PCCs and HASC and how members can engage with the work of the committee.
Find out more about the APCC here.