Police and Crime Panel

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Knowsley Municipal Buildings, Huyton
Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell

Merseyside's Police Commissioner is today (8th July) meeting with the Police and Crime Panel, the body which scrutinises her work.

Emily Spurrell meets six times a year with the Panel. They support the Police Commissioner in her work, while holding responsibility for overseeing her work and making sure she is holding the Chief Constable to account.

This is Emily's first meeting with the Panel since being elected and taking office on 13th May 2021. 

She will present her plans for how she is developing her Police and Crime Plan for Merseyside.

The Plan details how policing and community safety is delivered in the region and sets out how the Commissioner, Merseyside Police and her community safety partners will focus their energy and resources on the issues that matter most to local people.

The meeting will give the Police Commissioner the chance to hear Panel members views on the three key pillars of her Plan and what should be prioritised within these themes:

  • Fighting Crime; Proactive Policing;
  • Supporting Victims; Safer Communities;
  • Driving Change; Prevent Offending.

The Plan is then used by the Police Commissioner to monitor how Merseyside Police is progressing against those priorities.

Also on the agenda for discussion are the key decisions made by the Police Commissioner since she took office, the governance arrangements and a discussion on the work programme for the year ahead.

Police and Crime Panel meetings are always open to the public and you are welcome to attend. 

You can also watch the meeting live at Agenda for Merseyside Police and Crime Panel on Thursday, 8th July, 2021, 11.00 am - Knowsley Council - simply clink the 'View the Webcast' button.

The papers for this meeting are always published five days ahead of this meeting and can be found by going to the Police and Crime Panel section on the Knowsley Council website.