PCC discusses priorities with new Metro Mayor

Merseyside / June 05

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner has met the newly-elected Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor to discuss joint areas of working and priorities for the next three years.

The meeting took place at Jane Kennedy’s offices in Allerton Police Station and gave the new Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, the opportunity to find out more about how the Commissioner’s team works and her key priorities.

During the visit, Steve was able to attend the Commissioner’s weekly team meetings, giving him an insight into the activities being carried out to increase engagement with communities across Merseyside and the work being undertaken to provide essential victim support services.

Last month, the Commissioner attended the ceremony at Walllasey Town Hall which saw Steve sworn in as the first ever Mayor of the Liverpool City Region and she followed this up with a visit to his new office in Mann Island.

After today’s meeting, Jane said: "I have congratulated Steve on his victory and I was delighted he took up the invitation to visit my office to see how it operates and discuss joint areas of working for the future.

“I am committed to working with the Mayor in the best interests of the people of Merseyside and today was a great opportunity to get that conversation underway. We had a really constructive discussion about some of the key issues facing our communities, while looking at some of the priority areas where we can start to work together to serve local people in a more effective way.

“I am sure it will be one of many meetings over the coming months and I look forward to a strong relationship being forged between our offices. Our next meeting is already scheduled for later this month when we will be joined by the Chief Constable Andy Cooke."