The Commissioner has created a Community Engagement Team to act as her ambassadors in each area of Merseyside, enabling her to better understand the public’s priorities across the region.
This team support and assist the Commissioner as she engages with all the communities of Merseyside, developing specialist methods to ensure as many members of the public as possible are consulted. This includes through public Surveys and Consultations and all the Commissioner's public visits.
All the Commissioner’s public engagement activity aims to ensure the community’s views are fully considered during the planning process, to inform the PCC’s strategic priorities and to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
In order to ensure the best use of diminishing resources and avoid unnecessary duplication, the PCC completes the vast majority of her public engagement alongside partner agencies, utilising where possible existing engagement provision. This ensures the widest possible section of the Merseyside community is reached including minority groups who may be the most vulnerable members of our society.
Jane said: "It is essential to me that I understand the concerns and needs of people across our region. I am committed to tackling the issues that impact most upon our communities to ensure Merseyside continues to be a safe place to live.
"By creating this team, I am providing a channel by which all organisations, charities, community and voluntary groups and members of the public can have their voices heard. This ensures I can directly address your concerns and use your feedback to shape my vision and priorities.
See the Commissioner's Community Engagement Strategy. This is also listed as a Key Decision 2014.
Contact the Team
The five-strong Community Engagement team help Jane to know what is happening on the ground in each area of Merseyside and should be your first point of contact if you wish to get in touch with her regarding community events.
The team are managed by Norma Kielty-Crummey. Norma previously worked for the Merseyside Police Authority and has more than 10 years experience working in this field. Prior to this, she worked in Equality and Diversity and on strategies to reduce domestic violence.
Norma was the Chair of the Merseyside Independent Advisors Group to Merseyside Police and the CPS Hate Crime Scrutiny Panel on Merseyside. She also used to be the Chair of Irish Community Care Merseyside.
She can be reached on (0151) 777 5162 or by email.
Contact details for the Community Engagement Officer for your area are provided below. You can also find out what is happening In Your Area.