Merseyside's Police Commissioner is joining colleagues from across the country at a special meeting examining drugs policy and policing hosted by the national Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC).
Jane Kennedy is among those attending the APCC 'Deep Dive' session into drugs policy and policing, which aims to give PCCs and their staff an opportunity to meet and discuss with senior stakeholders and experts what role PCCs can have in policing drugs, reducing drug-related harm and supporting recovery, locally and nationally.
The session will cover the role of PCCs in delivering the 2017 Drugs Strategy and strengthening the relationship with public health to meet the shared challenges they face.
The session will also enable PCCs to meet with experts and voices of experience in drugs reform to explore how PCCs can deliver innovative policies in their areas.
The event will include presentations from the Home Office lead on drugs, Durham and Darlington PCC Ron Hogg and the Force's Chief Constable Mike Barton and a roundtable discussion.