The Deputy Police Commissioner will be marking the festive season with the men and women of Merseyside Police tonight at the Force’s annual Carol Concert.
Cllr Emily Spurrell will join the Chief Constable, Andy Cooke QPM, other member of his senior team and dozens of officers, PCSOs and staff at Liverpool’s Our Lady and St Nicholas Church for the yearly service of celebration.
The ceremony will be led by Reverend Dr Crispin Pailing and will include a performance from the choir from Emmaus School in Croxteth Country Park. Emily will be doing the first of six readings at the service, with the final one being delivered by the Chief Constable.
Emily said: “I am delighted to be joining the Chief Constable, other senior officers and many of the fantastic men and women who serve the people of Merseyside at their annual Christmas Carol Service.
“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.”