Annual Report

The Commissioner has a statutory duty to publish an Annual Report every year detailing her progress against her Police and Crime Plan.

This report gives both the public and the body which oversees her work, the Police and Crime Panel, the opportunity to review her activities and work and provide their feedback. 

These reports cover each financial year. All feedback on the report is welcomed. Please use our Contact page to give us your views.

2016/17

On 7th September 2017, the Commissioner released her Annual Report for 2016-17 after it was endorsed by the Police and Crime Panel.

The 47-page report has been designed to be more accessible and engaging than ever – with more infographics, diagrams and case studies intended to bring the Commissioner’s work to life.

It details Jane’s efforts to engage with the communities of Merseyside over the last 12 months, the ways in which she holds the Chief Constable and his team to account, increasing scrutiny and transparency, and areas for improvement in the future.

The annual report details the PCC’s on-going efforts to set a balanced budget in the face of government cuts and how she is working with the Chief Constable to use the available resources in the most effective and efficient way to deliver policing on Merseyside. It also highlights how the Commissioner is using the funding she has available to address the Police and Crime Plan priorities in each area of Merseyside.

The Commissioner has a statutory responsibility to produce an Annual Report and, as she has done for the last three years, Jane took the decision to provide a draft version to the Police and Crime Panel, so members could provide feedback and suggestions.

See the full report below or click on this link to find the report in PDF format.

 

2015/16

On September 1st, 2016, the Commissioner released her 2015/16 Annual Report after it was endorsed by the Police and Crime Panel.

The 37-page report details the extensive work carried out by Jane over the financial year between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 and gives the public the chance to review and appraise her progress in delivering her police and crime priorities.

It also covers the PCC's work to engage with the communities of Merseyside, including her campaigns and the work she carries out in partnership with Merseyside's community safety organisations and the progress of her Victim Care Merseyside service.

Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the PCC has a statutory duty to respond to any  report or recommendations made by the Panel on the annual report.

See the full report below or click on this link to find the report in PDF format.

For the first time, the PCC also produced a one-page summary document of the report to publicise its release and draw attention to the headline figures from the year. Take a look at the infographic here or click on the image to the right.

 

 


2014/15

In September 2015, the Commissioner released her 2014/15 Annual Report after it was formally endorsed by the Police and Crime Panel. See their endorsement here.

The 46-page report describes the Commissioner’s work over the 12 months between 1st April 2014, and 31st March 2015, and details her efforts to offset and minimise the effects of the unprecedented financial challenge that faced Merseyside Police during this year.

By 2015 the Force had seen its budget reduced by more than £60m since 2010. Those cuts had been predicted to double over the following four years. Additional cuts, on top of those already calculated,  were also anticipated in the grant for 2016/17.

In spite of these cuts, the Annual Report details the Force’s progress on the Commissioner’s key priorities including tackling serious and organised crime, providing a visible and accessible neighbourhood policing style and taking effective action against hate crime.

Read the full report here or click on the image to the right.

Under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011, the PCC has a statutory duty to respond to any  report or recommendations made by the Panel on the annual report. Please find her response to the Panel here.


2013/14

Jane released her second Annual Report in August 2014.

It details the work and activities undertaken by the Commissioner, in partnership with Merseyside Police and local partner agencies, for the financial year 1st April, 2013, to 31st March, 2014. It also details the time she spent meeting the public across the region and the time invested in strengthening relationships with a diverse range of partners, charities and voluntary organisations.

It also explains how she was able to set a balanced budget for Merseyside Police for 2013/14 with the delivery of £9.25million of savings by the Force, a 2% increase in the council tax precept and by releasing £700,000 savings from her own office which were directly reinvested into frontline policing.

This report covered the Commissioner's first full year in office.

The Commissioner presented a draft version of the Annual Report to the body which scrutinises her work, the Police and Crime Panel, for comments and feedback. After taking their recommendations on board, Jane released the final report.

View the Annual Report April 2013 to March 2014 or please click on the image above.


2012/13

Although Jane only took office in November 2012, she was still required to publish an Annual Report for the four-and-a-half months between November 2012 and March 2013.

The report details the work carried out by the Commissioner after she replaced the Merseyside Police Authority through to the end of the financial year.

It detailed the key decisions made by the Commissioner after taking up the newly-created position, the ways in which she has restructured the office she inherited from the Merseyside Police Authority and how she had revised the budget.

View the Annual Report Nov 2012 - Mar 2013 or please click on the image.