Cllr Emily Spurrell
Cllr Emily Spurrell's appointment as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner was confirmed on Friday, 15th September 2017 and she took up the position the following Monday, 18th September.
Emily was chosen by the Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, after an open selection process which saw 20 people apply for the part-time position and seven people offered interviews.
The interview process was independently observed by a member of the Police and Crime Panel and a HR specialist from Merseyside Police, before being reviewed at a confirmation meeting of the Panel on Thursday, 7th September.
The Panel confirmed Emily's appointment, with members praising the openness and transparency of the process.
Vice-Chair Cllr Simon Shaw wrote: “The Panel wished to place on record its satisfaction with the openness and transparency of the recruitment process carried out for this position.”
As Deputy PCC, Emily will deputise for the Commissioner when necessary, as well as taking responsibility for developing and managing the Victim Care Merseyside Service which provides care and support for victims of crime and focus her attention on community safety issues.
Emily works in the Commissioner’s office as a political appointment, working three days a week, earning £31,800 per annum.
Cllr Spurrell has served the people of Mossley Hill since May 2012 and held the position of Mayoral Lead for Community Safety, before being appointed as Cabinet Member for Community and Safer Neighbourhoods in May 2017.
Prior to her appointment, she was Chair of Liverpool City Council’s CitySafe board and the Violence against Women and Girls Group, as well as jointly chairing a Community Cohesion panel which brings partners from across the housing, voluntary and academic sectors together to tackle hate crime and improve community relations.
Emily's signed Declaration of Interests 2017
Emily's signed Code of Conduct 2017
Please find the details of Merseyside's previous Deputy Police and Crime Commissioners here.