The Commissioner produces an Annual Report each year to inform the public and our partners on the progress that has been made against her Police and Crime Plan.

This report gives both the public and the body which oversees her work, the Police and Crime Panel, the opportunity to review her activities and work and provide their feedback.

These reports cover each financial year. All feedback on the report is welcomed. Please use our Contact page to give us your views.


On 2nd September,  the Commissioner released her first annual report after it was formally endorsed by the Police and Crime Panel.Embedding my vision for a Safer Merseyside: My first year in office

The report entitled ‘Embedding my vision for a Safer Merseyside: My first year in office' reflects on Emily Spurrell's  achievements and challenges from her first year in office.

It covers the recruitment of 160 new police officers, securing £4m of extra funding for the region and major campaigns focused on preventing sexual violence, domestic abuse and hate crime.

It also details the progress against the priorities set out in her Police and Crime Plan and shines a spotlight on some of the key projects being undertaken to increase the safety of people and communities in Merseyside including Safer Streets initiatives, the You’re Safe Here scheme and the Domestic Abuse Workplace scheme.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, during her first 11 months in post the Commissioner and her team have met with more than 10,000 members of the public and partners across Merseyside, attended 373 community meetings and consulted more than 4,000 people. She’s used the 54-page report to thank everyone for their support and reaffirm her determination to use the rest of her term to deliver much more.

Read the Annual Report 2021/22

If you would like a printed copy of the Police and Crime Plan, or a copy of the report in any other format such as Easy Read, please get in touch using one of the contact methods listed on our Contact Us page

Previous Annual Reports

Take a look at the previous Annual Reports (produced by the first Police and Crime Commissioner, Jane Kennedy) by clicking on the links below: