Deputy PCCs

Cllr Emily Spurrell

Cllr Emily Spurrell was Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from Monday, 18th September, 2017, until Monday 18th March, 2019.

Emily was chosen by the Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, after an open selection process which saw 20 people apply for the part-time position and seven people offered interviews.

The interview process was independently observed by a member of the Police and Crime Panel and a HR specialist from Merseyside Police, before being reviewed at a confirmation meeting of the Panel.

The Panel confirmed Emily's appointment, with members praising the openness and transparency of the process.Vice-Chair Cllr Simon Shaw wrote: “The Panel wished to place on record its satisfaction with the openness and transparency of the recruitment process carried out for this position.”

As Deputy PCC, Emily deputised for the Commissioner when necessary, as well as taking responsibility for developing and managing the Victim Care Merseyside Service which provides care and support for victims of crime and focussed her attention on community safety issues.

Prior to her appointment, Cllr Spurrell held the position of Mayoral Lead for Community Safety in Liverpool City Council, before being appointed as Cabinet Member for Community and Safer Neighbourhoods in May 2017. She was Chair of Liverpool City Council’s CitySafe board and the Violence against Women and Girls Group, as well as jointly chairing a Community Cohesion panel which brings partners from across the housing, voluntary and academic sectors together to tackle hate crime and improve community relations.

Emily's signed Code of Conduct 2018

Emily's signed Code of Conduct 2017

Emily's signed Declaration of Interests 2018

Emily's signed Declaration of Interests 2017

Cllr Sue Murphy

Cllr Sue Murphy was Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner from Friday, 7th August, 2015 (when her appointment was confirmed by the Police and Crime Panel) until Monday, 10th April 2017.

Sue was chosen by the Commissioner, Jane Kennedy, after an open selection process which saw seven people apply for the part-time position and four people interviewed.

The interview process was independently observed by the Chair of the Police and Crime Panel, Cllr Christina O’Hare, before being reviewed at a meeting of the Panel on Thursday, August 6th. The Panel confirmed Sue's appointment the following day and she started work immediately.

Following Jane's re-election in May 2016, she proposed to re-appoint Sue. This proposal was again taken to the Panel, who in turn carried out a confirmation hearing with Sue and formally approved her reappointment in July 2016.

As Deputy PCC, Sue was able to deputise for the Commissioner when necessary. She also had responsibility for developing and managing the victim support services funded by the Commissioner and leads on community safety issues.

Sue worked in the Commissioner’s office as a political appointment, working three days a week, earning £31,800 per annum. This is the same salary previously given to Cllr Ann O’Byrne when she held the role.

Sue's Declaration of Interests 2016

Sue's signed Code of Conduct 2016

Sue's Declaration of Interests 2015

Sue's signed Code of Conduct 2015

Cllr Ann O'Byrne

Cllr Ann O'Byrne was Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner between May 19th, 2014, and 18th June, 2015, with a special remit to focus on victims.

Ann, who was Liverpool City Council Assistant at the time, joined Jane Kennedy’s office with the specific aim of concentrating on new responsibilities given to Commissioners to commission vital support services for victims of crime.

Ann also took responsibility for increasing the use of restorative justice in the region and the development of community remedies – giving victims of low-level crime and anti-social behaviour a say in the punishment of the offender and again putting victims at the heart of delivering justice.

Read more about these Commissioning responsibilities.

Read the Rationale Report behind Jane's decision to appoint a Deputy, which was provided to the Police and Crime Panel.

Ann had served the people of Merseyside as a Councillor for seven years prior to being appointed Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner. At the time of her appointment, she was Assistant Mayor in Liverpool, Councillor for Warbreck ward and Cabinet member for Housing. She joined the Commissioner’s office three days a week to focus on the new victims' portfolio of work.

Read Ann's full Personal Statement

Ann's declaration of interests 2015

Ann's declaration of interests 2014

Ann joined the Commissioner’s office as a political appointment. She earned £31,800 per annum, the equivalent of the Deputy Mayor Special Responsibility Allowance within Liverpool City Council.

Read the full Statement of Particulars of Terms and Conditions of Ann's contract of employment.

The Commissioner's decision to appoint a Deputy and her rationale behind selecting Ann are detailed in Key Decisions 2014.

Please also find the Commissioner's letter to the Police and Crime Panel informing them of her decision to appoint Ann following the Confirmation Hearing.