Scrutiny Meeting 20.12.22

- Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, Mann Island, Liverpool
PCC Emily Spurrell chairing a Scrutiny Meeting

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell will put the public’s questions to the Chief Constable and her senior team at their quarterly Scrutiny Meeting today.

The quarterly Scrutiny Meetings are a crucial way the Commissioner holds the Chief Constable to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities and maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside.

To further increase the openness and transparency around policing in our region, Emily also invites the public to submit their questions on policing and community safety in our region, which she in turn puts to the Chief Constable and her team during these sessions.

The focus for this meeting will be Merseyside Police’s work to tackle serious and organised crime and to support victims and survivors, including those affected by Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) and hate crime.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell said: "One of my most important jobs is to hold the Chief Constable to account on Merseyside Police’s progress.

“It’s vitally important the public trust the police and can see that money and resources are being used wisely to deliver the best possible service to keep our communities safe.

“I had a really positive response to my call for questions ahead of this meeting and I will put many of these to the Chief Constable and her team for a response. I hope by providing this opportunity for local people to engage with the police they gain a valuable insight into how Merseyside Police operates and their work to build a stronger, safer Merseyside.”

As well as public questions, the three-hour session will provide Chief Officers with the opportunity to give the Commissioner a detailed account of the force’s progress on how they are addressing these issues and make our communities safer.

You can watch this meeting live at 2pm on 20th December - find the link here.

A record of the meeting will also be published on the Scrutiny section of this website following the session.