Category: News

Diversionary activities for young people

We know how important it is to provide better opportunities for our young people – to keep them and our communities safe. This is particularly true over Halloween and Bonfire Night when traditionally ASB can increase. So, it was fantastic to see more than 6,000 young people take part in brilliant diversionary activities provided by…
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Safer Streets Liverpool

You said, we did! Women across our region told me the place they feel most unsafe is on public transport at night, and the biggest factor in increasing their feelings of safety would be more uniformed police. So, as part of our Safer Streets Liverpool campaign, we’re increasing high-visibility patrols at peak times at transport…
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Vision Zero Launch

Deaths and injuries on our roads are neither acceptable nor inevitable. They are preventable. That’s why we have launched Vision Zero – an ambitious new Plan which sets out how Merseyside’s Road Safety Partnership, as a collective, want to reduce the number of fatalities and casualties on our region’s roads, with the ultimate aim there…
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Government’s Budget Failure

The recent Autumn Budget has yet again demonstrated the Government’s dismal lack of support for our police service. As Labour PCCs, we urged the Chancellor to take bold action and fully fund our police service, but once again, they have failed to listen and have provided no new money for our cash-strapped police forces. Ministers…
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Victim Care Merseyside Hub

I am absolutely thrilled to announce the launch of the new Victim Care Merseyside hub – a team of real people on hand to make a real difference if you’ve been affected by crime. This dedicated, specially trained team has been created to act as a single point of contact for all victims of crime on Merseyside, providing free, confidential, non-judgemental advice and…
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Police Race Action Plan

Last month, the National Police Chiefs Council launched their Race Action Plan to outline their approach to tackling the disproportionality and disparity that currently exists within policing. This is a difficult conversation to have, but an incredibly important one, to ensure that we improve police’s relationship with black and minority communities. Today’s launch of the national Race Action Plan:…
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Summer Youth Diversion Fund

Last month, I launched the latest round of my Youth Diversion Fund,  aimed at providing safe activities for young people over the summer period to deter ASB and help to ease the burden for families struggling to make ends meet. Projects receiving funding for the summer months will be announced shortly. Find out more about the…
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She Inspires Football Tournament

Last weekend I was delighted to host the She Inspires football tournament, a joint initiative with the Chief Constable, which saw 120 young women provided with the opportunity to develop their football skills and gain qualifications to help them reach their full potential. Find out more.

Safer Streets

In response to my survey last Summer, which said that women and girls don’t feel safe on public transport, in March I launched the Safer Streets Liverpool Campaign. Working in partnership with Liverpool City Council, Merseytravel and Merseyside Police, the campaign includes enhanced CCTV around bus stations, bystander training for staff, and education programmes in schools…
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Dying to Work Pledge

Earlier this year I was proud to officially gain recognition from the Living Wage Foundation demonstrating our commitment to ensuring staff are paid a fair wage for the work they do. This month, in partnership with the Chief Constable, our Police unions and TUC, I have signed up to the TUC Dying to Work pledge, confirming our…
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