Merseyside's Police Commissioner is today hosting a special lunch on the stage at Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre to plan for 10 years of Terriers.
Jane Kennedy is holding the unique event in partnership with the Royal Court Trust on the main stage at the art deco theatre to bring key stakeholders round the table to discuss the future development of the crime drama, written by Merseyside playwright Maurice Bessman.
The Commissioner has been a project ambassador for Terriers since 2013 and has helped to fund its delivery across Merseyside through her Crime Prevention Fund.
The production, which warns young people of the dangers of becoming involved with guns and gangs, has now been seen by more than 180,000 young people.
The play, which was first commissioned by Merseyside Police in 2008, is marking its 10th anniversary in 2018, and the lunch will provide an opportunity to review the project and explore how best to mark a decade of working across Merseyside and beyond.
Jane will lead the discussion about the impact of the Terriers and look at ways partners can work together to celebrate its anniversary and ensure the production continues to engage with more young people, youth agencies, schools, education professionals, and agencies to reduce the risk of young people getting involved in crime.