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.


Force Inspection


Merseyside Police Headquarters, Canning Place, Liverpool, L1 8J
05th March 2019 09:30 - 12:30

The next Force Inspection (previously known as Performance and Scrutiny Group meeting) will be held in public.

This meeting is chaired by the Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy and attended by Chief Officers. The primary objective is to monitor the Force’s performance management arrangements, and consequently progress against the Police and Crime Plan.

At this forum, the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner scrutinises the performance of the Chief Constable and his team.

The agenda and papers for this meeting are always provided five working days before the meeting.

You can find all these papers here Force Inspections.

This page also contains the papers from previous meetings and more details about how this meeting works.

Please note, anyone wishing to attend must register their interest in advance by calling (0151) 777 5155 or via email.

Upon arrival at Merseyside Police Headquarters, please register at reception. Unfortunately, no parking is available on site.