The Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner will be joining in the festive celebrations with the men and women of Merseyside Police tonight at the Force’s annual Carol Concert.
Merseyside Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy and her Deputy Cllr Emily Spurrell will take their places alongside the Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM and dozens of officers, PCSOs and staff at the Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and St Nicholas Church for the yearly event.
The Chapel Street service, which starts, at 5.30pm will be led by the Rector of Liverpool Rev Dr Crispin Pailing and will start with a reading by the Commissioner.
Jane said: “The Force’s annual Christmas Carol Concert is always a highlight of the year and I am looking forward to once again joining the fantastic men and women who serve the public of Merseyside on this happy occasion.
“The officers, PCSOs and staff of Merseyside Police do a great job, often in incredibly challenging circumstances and there is no more important time to recognise this than over the festive season.
“Instead of spending time with their own family and friends, swapping presents and tucking into a Christmas dinner, many of those who serve the public within the blue light services will be away from their loved ones, potentially putting their own safety in jeopardy to keep the rest of us safe.
“This service is the perfect opportunity to reflect on the vital job our emergency services do, protecting people across Merseyside, and say thank you for their dedication, commitment and courage, day in and day out, but particularly over the festive holidays.”