Have your say on police funding & plans to recruit 40 new officers

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is asking local people if they would be willing to pay a little extra through the police precept, which is collected alongside the council tax, to help protect 100 police officer jobs and recruit 40 new officers.

The public consultation launched by Jane Kennedy follows the budget announcement in December where the Government said local council precept payers must pay more to avoid further cuts in police jobs.

Since 2010 Merseyside Police have already been required to make cuts of £110m, with an estimated £14.5m still to make by 2022/23. In that time, the size of the organisation has reduced by a quarter, with 1,110 fewer police officers now patrolling the region’s streets. This increase in the precept would enable the Chief Constable to avoid the planned cut of 100 police posts and instead, increase the number of police officer posts by 40.


Liverpool City Region Combined Authority meeting


No1 Mann Island, Liverpool
01st February 2019 13:00 - 15:00

Merseyside's Police Commissioner is attending a meeting of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority today.

Jane Kennedy joined Metro Mayor's Steven Rotheram's team as a co-opted member to provide expertise and strategic expertise on criminal justice.

The Commissioner will join the Metro Mayor, the six Local Authority leaders, the Chair of the City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Chair of Merseytravel at the meeting at the authority's headquarters at No1 Mann Island in Liverpool city centre.

The meeting includes a public question time, when members will answer queries which were submitted by members of the public in advance.

To see the full papers for this meeting and find out more the Liverpool Combined Authority, please click here.