Ask your questions about Merseyside Police’s work to support victims and tackle Violence against Women and Girls

PCC's Scrutiny Meeting

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner is inviting people to send in their questions about the police’s work to support victims, build safer communities and tackle Violence against Women and Girls ahead of her next Scrutiny Meeting.

Emily Spurrell has chosen to focus her next public scrutiny session on her second priority of ‘Supporting Victims; Safer Communities’ to give the public a chance to ask their questions on this important issue and continue the conversation about  Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG).

The Commissioner will then put your questions to Merseyside Police’s Chief Constable Serena Kennedy, and her Chief Officer team, at the meeting on 30th November.

The meeting, which will be held at the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority chamber in Mann Island, will be live-streamed to allow members of the public to watch and hear the responses to their questions. It will also be recorded to allow people to view later.

As the public’s representative on policing and community safety, Emily has a statutory duty to hold the Chief Constable to account for delivering an effective and efficient police service. These meetings enable her to flag any areas of concern and work with the Chief Constable to  build on good practice, continually improve and find alternative ways of preventing offences.

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell said: “It is vital that we keep the issue of Violence against Women and Girls in the public spotlight.

“Preventing VAWG and keeping women across Merseyside safe is an absolutely priority for both me and the Chief Constable and we are determined to keep the conversation going about how we can work together to tackle it.

“That’s why I’ve decided to make the focus for my next Scrutiny Meeting my priority of ‘Supporting Victims; Safer Communities’ with a focus on VAWG.

“I know the public have a lot of questions and concerns about how the police are responding to issues including domestic abuse and sexual violence. I also know that a lot of good work is going on here in Merseyside to respond to those fears, improve the support which is offered and make our region safer for women and girls.

“This meeting is an opportunity for people to have their say, get their questions heard and find out more about what is already going on behind the scenes to make improvements and support survivors.”

The meeting will also cover issues including hate crime, child exploitation, modern day slavery and anti-social behaviour and your questions on these topics are welcome too.

How to ask a question

Please submit your questions by Wednesday 10th November:

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner,
Mather Avenue Training Centre,
Mather Avenue,
L18 9TG.

The Commissioner will put as many questions which are received by this deadline and relate to the agenda as possible to Chief Officers. It may not be possible to ask every question.

Due to the public nature of the meeting, questions about individual cases or complaints should not be submitted.

Watch the meeting

To live-stream the meeting on 30th November, please use this link:

Live-stream the Scrutiny Meeting here