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

Deputy PCC unites with North-West colleagues

Merseyside

North West Fire Control, Warrington - CLOSED MEETING
10th January 2019 09:00 - 17:00

Merseyside's Deputy Police Commissioner will unite with her colleagues from across the North-West at a regular meeting aimed at improving partnership working and collaboration.

Cllr Emily Spurrell meets with her PCC colleagues from across the region every quarter with the goals of sharing information and best practice and improving shared working.

This meeting will be held at the North West Fire Control in Warrington and on the agenda are a review of the regional working collaboration and North West Regional Organised Crime Unit.

This meeting will be followed by a meeting of the North West Joint Oversight Committee, during which the PCCs monitor the existing collaboration arrangements.