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.

Events

Modern Slavery Network

Merseyside

The Pakistani Centre, Mulgrave Street, Liverpool - CLOSED MEETING
06th December 2018 13:30 - 16:00

Merseyside's Deputy Police Commissioner is chairing a regular meeting of the region's Modern Slavery Network today.

Cllr Emily Spurrell leads this partnership group which meets every quarter to look at how agencies can work together to deliver integrated, sustainable and effective interventions to protect potential victims of modern day slavery.

The group, which is made up of representatives from a range of statutory, community, business and voluntary organisations, aims to ensure victims have the correct support and safeguarding at each stage of their journey.

The network is also affiliated with a range of local and national strategic groups, reporting to to the National Network of Coordinators, the National Modern Slavery Network, the Liverpool City Region Vulnerable Peoples Strategic Group and the Liverpool City Region Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy (VAWG).