MERSEYSIDE'S Police Commissioner is inviting people to submit their questions for the Chief Constable and her senior team as she prepares for the first public scrutiny meeting of her second term in office.

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 ways this is done is through quarterly public scrutiny meetings. The next one is at 1pm on Monday, June 17.

While the focus will be Merseyside Police's work around custody, stop and search, use of force, mental health and anti-social behaviour, 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.

Residents can submit their questions by completing the online form.

The meeting will be live-streamed at 1pm on Monday, June 17 to enable everyone to watch and hear the responses to their questions.

Ms 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.

"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:

Submit your questions by Tuesday, June 4 online by clicking here

Write to: Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Mather Avenue Training Centre, Mather Avenue, Liverpool, 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.