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.

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Find all the latest news from the Commissioner and her team on this page. The links on the left will enable you to check on all the Commissioner's Upcoming Events and you can also find out what is happening In Your Area of Merseyside.

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Jane Kennedy attends annual review of Liverpool Business Improvement District

Liverpool / Wed 13th, Feb

Jane Kennedy, Police Commissioner for Merseyside, last night attended an annual review of the Liverpool Business Improvement District (BID); an organisation designed to forge partnerships between busi

Police Commissioner to attend District Council meetings

Wirral / Fri 08th, Feb

Police Commissioner for Merseyside, Jane Kennedy, has accepted invitations from Council Leaders to attend their upcoming Area Forums and Area Committees. The meetings are open to members of the public

Jane Kennedy meets with Wirral Policing Team

Wirral / Thu 07th, Feb

Jane Kennedy, Police Commissioner for Merseyside, will be visiting Wirral today (7.2.13) to meet the officers and staff that make up its policing team. The visit will include a tour of Wirral's Family

Police Commissioner to attend District Council meetings

Sefton / Fri 01st, Feb

Police Commissioner for Merseyside, Jane Kennedy, has accepted invitations from Council Leaders to attend their upcoming Area Forums and Area Committees. The meetings are open to members of the public

Police Commissioner wins Panel backing on Precept proposals

Merseyside / Fri 01st, Feb

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, won the backing of the Police and Crime Panel today (1.2.13) after they voted unanimously to support her proposal to increase the Council Tax Precept by

Commissioner Visits St Helens

St Helens / Thu 31st, Jan

Police Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, will be accompanying Senior Officers from Merseyside Police on an inspection of the St Helens policing team today. The inspections are part of a quarterly cycle and