Merseyside's Police Commissioner is today meeting with the Police and Crime Panel, the body which scrutinises her work.
Jane Kennedy meets six times a year with the Panel. They support the Commissioner in her work, while holding responsibility for overseeing her work and making sure she is holding the Chief Constable to account.
This was due to be the first meeting of the 2020/21 financial year. However, due to the global coronavirus pandemic, the final meeting of 2019/20 which was scheduled to be held in March, was postponed.
As such, all the reports from the March meeting will now be considered at this virtual meeting. That includes the PCC's Police and Crime Plan priority of working with partners to improve road safety, an update on the Corporate Governance Framework and a review of the PCC's 10-year plan to modernise and transform Merseyside Police's buildings and facilities.
The PCC will also present a draft version of her Annual Report for 2019/20. This report was first drafted back in March, but was unable to be presented for the feedback of Panel members.
These meetings are always open to the public. Due to the current government restrictions on meetings in light of the coronavirus pandemic, this meeting will be held virtually. If you would like to observe proceedings, please visit the Knowsley Council YouTube channel.
The papers for this meeting are always published five days ahead of this meeting and can be found by going to the Police and Crime Panel section on the Knowsley Council website.