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 the views of all of  Merseyside's community.

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 using the Resources & Campaigns section.

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. Their contact details can be found here.

If you would like to get in touch with the office or get more information about any issue, please use the details on our  Contact page.

Looking for a chance to get more involved?

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

Independent Custody Visiting 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.

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.

Get Involved in your Community

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.

Get Involved with your Organisation

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

This important 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. The scheme will see employees who volunteer trained to become Workplace Champions, offering support to their colleagues affected by domestic abuse. They will be fully equipped with the understanding, knowledge and skills to respond safely and appropriately, offer support and signpost victims to specialist support.

By joining this important, free scheme you will be supported to establish a safe domestic abuse policy and guidelines, ensuring employees who are experiencing domestic abuse receive a safe and effective response.

Find out more here.

Become a Youth Ambassador

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. They will also be expected to attend youth engagement events, inform campaigns aimed at young people and review the services offered to their peers.

Find out more about becoming a Youth Ambassador here.

Support the dogs that fight crime

The Retired Police Dog Benevolent Fund for Merseyside provides much needed financial assistance for police dogs once they have retired from operational service with the Force.

There are currently more than 30 retired dogs that need funding support and since the fund was established more than £6,000 has been raised.

Find out how you can help police dogs get a well-earned, enjoyable retirement, by contacting Sgt John Meadows or Janine Ellett at the Force Dog Section on (0151) 777 8786.