Submit your questions for Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for her next public Scrutiny Meeting.

Emily Spurrell is responsible for holding the Chief Constable, Serena Kennedy, to account for delivering on her policing and community safety priorities and maintaining an efficient and effective police service in Merseyside.

One of the key ways the Police Commissioner undertakes this crucial role is through quarterly public Scrutiny Meetings, which include questions submitted by the public which she then puts to the Chief Constable and her Chief Officer team.

While the focus for the next Scrutiny Meeting will be Merseyside’s work to tackle serious and organised crime and support victims and survivors, including those affected by Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) and hate crime, the Commissioner is inviting questions on any policing or community safety issue with the aim of further increasing the openness and transparency around policing in our region.

The meeting will be live streamed at 1.30pm on Tuesday 20 December to enable everyone to watch and hear the responses to their questions. A full recording of the meeting will also be published on the Commissioner’s website following the session.

Residents can submit their questions at: Police Commissioner’s Scrutiny Meeting – December 2022 (smartsurvey.co.uk)

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell said, “One of my top priorities as Commissioner is to listen to what our residents have to say and to be their voice on policing and community safety issues.

“Your questions and opinions matter to me and can help to make Merseyside a safer place for everyone.

“I want to give people the chance to ask their questions about the policing of our region and how Merseyside Police are working to deliver the priorities set out in my Police and Crime Plan to make our communities safer.

“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 hope by providing this opportunity it will help to reassure people that both myself and the Chief Constable are committed to being as open and transparent about the police’s work as possible.

“Don’t miss your chance to put your question to the Chief Constable and her team!”

The meeting will provide Chief Officers with the opportunity to give the Commissioner a detailed account of the force’s progress and how they are working to make our communities safer.

The Commissioner is also currently inviting applications for two people to sit as independent members on the Scrutiny Panel. Find out more here.

How to ask a question

Please submit your questions by Sunday 11 December 2022:

A selection of questions which are received by this deadline will be asked by the Police Commissioner and addressed by Chief Officers. Questions should not focus on individual cases as these cannot be addressed in a public domain.

The meeting will be live-streamed at 1.30pm on 20th December 2022 here

Image: (L-R) PCC Emily Spurrell and Chief Constable Serena Kennedy

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