Get Involved

The Commissioner wants to hear your views on policing, crime, justice and community safety. All the Commissioner's community engagement activity is designed to ensure she understands and considers your views.

This shapes her strategic priorities and vision and policing and community safety in Merseyside. It will also help her to make decisions based on what is right for you.

You can get involved by:

You can also find out more about a particular topic or issue in Resources & Campaigns.

The Commissioner has also created a Community Engagement team to act as her ambassadors in every area of the county. Please use this team as your first point of contact if you would like to get in touch with the Commissioner about an event in your area.

Looking for a chance to get more involved?

Would you like the chance to get involved and make policing more accountable to the public?

In this section, you can find out about a number of schemes that you can support.


Independent Custody Visiting SchemeGraphic describing the ICV scheme

You could join our Independent Custody Visiting Scheme and report back to the Police Commissioner for Merseyside on the welfare of detainees being held in custody suites across the county.

This role is a key to providing constructive and objective feedback on the custody processes within Merseyside Police.

Find out more about becoming an Independent Custody Visitor.


Animal Welfare scheme

Animal welfare visitors are members of the local community who visit, observe and report upon the conditions in which Merseyside Police dogs and horses are housed, trained and transported.

Find out more about Merseyside's Animal Welfare scheme.


Appropriate Adults

You could also get involved by acting as an 'Appropriate Adult' for somebody who is vulnerable that has been brought into police custody.

An Appropriate Adult is a vital part of the criminal justice process, helping to safeguard the interests and welfare of vulnerable adults to make sure their rights are protected.

Find out more about the Appropriate Adult scheme.


Merseyside Domestic Abuse Workplace schemeMerseyside Domestic Abuse Workplace scheme badge

You and your organisation can help to break the cycle of domestic abuse by joining the Merseyside Domestic Abuse Workplace Scheme.

This important, free initiative aims to encourage organisations to provide staff with a safe and secure working environment, creating safe spaces where staff affected by domestic abuse can talk in confidence.

It also provides a comprehensive free training course for employees who wish to volunteer to become Workplace Champions, offering support to their colleagues affected by domestic abuse.

Find out more and details of how to join the Merseyside Domestic Abuse Workplace scheme.


Become a Youth AmbassadorLogo for the PCC's Youth Ambassador scheme

If you're aged between 16 and 24 and live, work or study in Merseyside you could help to support, challenge and inform the work of the Police Commissioner and wider criminal justice system by becoming a Youth Ambassador.

Youth Ambassadors meet bi-monthly with the Police Commissioner and her team and assist in the creation and delivery of a new Youth Engagement Plan, which they will help to share with other young people by visiting schools, youth clubs and community groups across Merseyside.

Find out more about becoming a Youth Ambassador.


Get Involved in your CommunityNeighbourhood Watch logo

You can make a difference in your local community by getting involved in your Neighbourhood Watch scheme.

By becoming a member you can help to prevent crime, increase the community spirit in your area and even reduce your home insurance bill.

Find out more about Neighbourhood Watch on Merseyside here.


If you would like more information about any of these schemes, please get in touch with our team using the details on our Contact page.