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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Little book of cyber scams

Merseyside / January 02

Technology is rapidly evolving and while it provides fantastic opportunities to enhance business processes, communicate more effectively and achieve greater prosperity, it is also open to criminal abuse.

This booklet was originally produced by the Metropolitan police Fraud and Linked Crime Online (FALCON) team to assist people in taking the necessary steps needed to protect your business and customers. A North-West version of the Little Book of Cyber Scams has now been produced by the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU).

You can view a pdf version of the book by clicking here.

You can also view the Little Book of Cyber Scams by clicking the image below. Swipe left/right though the pages and use zoom control to enlarge. Click the bottom right corner icon to view in full page mode.