Jane Kennedy unveils Annual Report

Merseyside / August 02

Merseyside Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy has today unveiled her first Annual Report.

The report details the work carried out by the Commissioner since she replaced the Merseyside Police Authority in November last year through to the end of the financial year on March 31.

It sets out the intensive work undertaken by the Commissioner to build a relationship with Merseyside Police, the Chief Constable, his staff and officers, as well as Criminal Justice partners across the region.

It also highlights the time she has spent talking to the public at meetings across the region and meeting a diverse range of community safety partners, charities and voluntary organisations on Merseyside.

The report aims to give the public the chance to review and appraise her work so far.

It details the key decisions made by the Commissioner since taking up the newly-created position, the ways in which she has restructured the office she inherited from the Merseyside Police Authority and how she has revised the budget.

Jane Kennedy said: “Since being elected as Police and Crime Commissioner, I have spent a lot time talking to the public and meeting diverse community groups across Merseyside to gain an understanding of the issues that affect them.

“This has enabled me to start putting strategies in place that meet the needs of people across the whole region.

“I have already created my Police and Crime Plan for 2013-14, which demonstrates my commitment to focussing on the issues that matter most to people on Merseyside, including tackling serious and organised crime and maintaining neighbourhood policing.

“By creating a new Merseyside-wide Community Safety Partnership, I have also maximised the impact of scarce resources to ensure we are providing a consistent and effective approach to community safety across the county.

“I am committed to working in partnership with everyone who can help reduce crime and disorder and tackle the problems that affect the lives of people in our region.”

The Commissioner has a statutory responsibility to produce an annual report that is available to the public and all feedback is welcomed.

View the Annual Report Nov 2012 - Mar 2013