WIRRAL residents have a chance to quiz the chief constable and Crime Commissioner during an event next month.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell is inviting people to submit questions for her next public scrutiny meeting.

Ms Spurrell is responsible for holding 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 ways the police commissioner undertakes this 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.

The meeting will be live-streamed at 1.30pm on Monday, September 19, to enable everyone to watch and hear the responses to their questions. It’s also recorded and published on the Commissioner’s website to watch later.

This meeting will focus on Merseyside Police's ‘people’ or workforce, but questions will be invited on any topic with the aim of further increasing the openness and transparency around policing in our region.

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.

"For previous scrutiny meetings, I've asked people to submit questions on the specific topics we’ve been covering in that session.

"For this meeting I want to expand it out and give people the chance to ask any question 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!"

How to ask a question

Please submit your questions by midnight on Sunday August 21:

Online at: https://tinyurl.com/PCCScrutiny

Writing to:

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner,

Mather Avenue Training Centre,

Mather Avenue,


L18 9TG.

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.