Merseyside's Police Commissioner is holding her second Scrutiny Meeting today (30th November 2021).
Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable to account for maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside.
One of the ways the Police Commissioner undertakes this role, is through her quarterly Scrutiny Meetings.
The Commissioner uses these meetings to monitor how Merseyside Police is progressing against the priorities set in her Police and Crime Plan and to scrutinise the performance of the Chief Constable and her team.
These meetings provide Chief Officers with the opportunity to give the Commissioner a detailed account of progress in the previous quarter, enabling Emily to identify if there are any areas of risk. This allows her to work with the Chief Constable to find improvements and alternative ways of tackling any issues.
The focus for this meeting will be the first pillar of the Police Commissioner's new Police and Crime Plan - Fighting Crime; Proactive Policing - and will cover issues such as serious and organised crime, violence, knife crime, neighbourhood policing and burglary.
In the interests of transparency, Emily now invites members of the public to also submit their questions that she, in turn, puts to the Chief Constable and her team.
This meeting will also be live-streamed for you to watch - the link will be provided here shortly.