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Merseyside Women’s Services Alliance relaunched

Merseyside’s Police Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, has today relaunched the region’s Women’s Services Alliance with the aim of cutting crime and preventing women’s lives being derailed by short prison sentences. The majority of women sent to prison in England and Wales last year were handed sentences of six months or less, according to the Prison Reform…
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PCC calls on community groups as Proceeds of Crime funding gives back to Garston

Emily Spurrell is calling on community groups, charities and organisations in Garston to apply for a share of £25,000 funding, made available using money seized from criminals. From today (Monday 4 December), community groups operating in Garston, or intending to use the funding within this area, can apply for grants of up to £5,000 to…
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Fire engines drive the message there is No Excuse for sexual violence

Fire engines are driving the message across Merseyside that there is No Excuse for sexual violence of any kind. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service have given their support to the Safer Streets Merseyside campaign by featuring the artwork on two of their fire appliances. Safer Streets Merseyside is an awareness-raising campaign focused on preventing sexual…
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Successful week to tackle knife crime as data shows 22% reduction in offences across Merseyside

Merseyside Police and partners’ intensified efforts to tackle knife crime has resulted in almost 250 knives and dangerous weapons removed from the streets, as part of a national week of action. Operation Sceptre ran from Monday 13 November to Sunday 19 November, as part of a national effort to target those carrying weapons, prevent knife…
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One year on: progress on region-wide VAWG Delivery Plan

Merseyside Police Commissioner Emily Spurrell has unveiled a progress report detailing the achievements from the last 12 months in the work to tackle Violence against Women and Girls. The ‘Working in partnership to tackle Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG) Delivery Plan’ was launched by Emily Spurrell a year ago, after an extensive consultation. It sets out…
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Violence Reduction Partnership invests more than £200,000 in young people

Thousands of young people will have the chance to gain valuable skills, helping to unlock their potential and build brighter futures as Merseyside’s Violence Reduction Partnership reveals the successful applicants for its Arts | Culture | Sport Fund. Music making, drama workshops, boxing, yoga, and knife crime interventions are just some of the activities set…
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Vision Zero annual report released to mark Road Safety Week

An Annual Report detailing the progress made against the Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy has been released to mark Road Safety Week. The report maintains partners accountability to work within the guidance set out by the strategy. It highlights the partnerships work towards Vision Zero, demonstrating how we have worked to improve road safety since…
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Victim Care Merseyside hub supports more than 650 people each month in its first year

Two victims of crime have described the life-changing difference the Victim Care Merseyside hub has made to their lives, as the service marks its first year in operation. The hub was launched by the Police Commissioner, Emily Spurrell, and the Chief Constable, last November to provide free, confidential, non-judgemental advice and support for all victims…
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Emily welcomes ‘outstanding’ rating for Merseyside Police approach to tackling serious organised crime

Merseyside’s Police and Crime Commissioner is welcoming a report by His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire Service (HMICFRS), rating Merseyside Police as outstanding for its approach to tackling serious organised crime (SOC). The force has been graded for its approach to SOC six times by HMICFRS since the first inspection back in 2016 and…
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Councillors unite with Emily to focus on building a safer, stronger Merseyside

Councillors from across the region gathered today for the first Merseyside Councillors’ Conference hosted by the Police Commissioner. Emily Spurrell held the event to bring elected representatives from across the county together with her office and Merseyside Police to discuss how they can work even closer together to build safer, stronger communities. Opened by the…
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