The Commissioner will be joining in the festive celebrations with the men and women of Merseyside Police tonight at the Force’s annual Carol Concert.
Merseyside Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy and her Deputy, Cllr Sue Murphy, will take their places alongside the Chief Constable, Andy Cooke QPM, other senior officers and dozens of officers, PCSOs and staff at Liverpool’s Our Lady and St Nicholas Church.
Jane will also be doing the first reading at the service that starts at 5.30pm.
The ceremony will be led by Reverend Dr Crispin Pailing and will also be attended by the Lord Lieutenant Dame Lorna Muirhead, the Lord Mayor Cllr Roz Gladden, and the High Sheriff Jim Davies.
Jane Kennedy said: “I am delighted to be joining the Chief Constable, other senior officers and many of the fantastic men and women who serve the people of Merseyside at this Christmas Carol Service.
“The officers, PCSOs and staff of Merseyside Police do a great job, often in incredibly challenging circumstances and there is no more important time to recognise this than over the festive season. Instead of spending time with their family and friends, swapping presents and tucking into a Christmas dinner, many of those who serve the public within the bluelight services will be away from their loved ones, potentially putting their own safety in jeopardy to keep the rest of us safe.
“This service is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the vital job our emergency services do protecting people across Merseyside and say thank you for their dedication, commitment and courage, day in and day out, but particularly over the festive holidays.”