The popular Local Policing Drop-In Surgeries are set to return at the end of January
We are pleased to say that Merseyside Police Local Drop-In Surgeries are due to return next week as part of national Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action.
Police drop-in surgeries provide an opportunity for you to meet your local Engagement Officer and raise any concerns you may have about your community.
The two regular drop-in surgeries return next week as follows.
Formby Library, Duke Street, L37 4AN - Monday 30th Jan 2023 1pm - 3pm
Lady Green Garden Centre, Lady Green Lane, L38 1QB - Tuesday 31st Jan 2023 1pm - 3pm
Who are the Local Policing team?
Nobody knows our Merseyside communities better than our Local Policing teams.
As part of national Neighbourhood Policing Week of Action, from 23rd-29th January, we will be recognising and spreading awareness of the Local Policing team in Merseyside Police. In Merseyside, Neighbourhood Policing is known as Local Policing which has both a Community and Targeted function within it and is supported by Head of Local Policing Zoe Thornton. Our Local Policing teams work with our communities to identify and solve problems. Working together, across strands with other teams both operationally and behind the scenes to keep where we all live safe from crime and harm. It is important to understand what Local Policing is about, and the work that goes on in our local hubs so that we can all work together as One Team to ensure people are kept safe and feel safe.
Meet your Local Policing team
So, who exactly are the Local Policing team? There are a variety of different teams whose aim is to improve trust and confidence in our communities and ultimately prevent crime and harm.
Community Policing There are five local hubs across Merseyside these are Wirral, Knowsley, Sefton, Liverpool, and St Helens. The team are made up of police officers and PCSOs supported by Specials and Volunteers and staff who all work to build relationships with partners and the local communities. Prevention, Community Engagement and Problem Solving are at the core of these teams as they problem solve issues that are affecting communities the most.
Targeted Policing Deployed to hotspot locations, crime series, organised crime groups, named offenders, fugitives, individuals who are wanted on warrant and license recall, and force operations. The team are focused on finding those who are intent from causing harm in our communities and ultimately prevent them from causing further crime.
General Enquiry Officers Often the first friendly face members of the public see if they visit a local station. They deal with all manner of enquiries, often helping and supporting members of the public who are in crisis, under threat, escaping assault or domestic abuse. They are people that the public turn to when it they need to speak to someone face to face.
PCSOS A group of police staff, PCSOs act as a key liaison point between local communities and policing. Public facing, they provide a visible, accessible, and approachable uniformed presence in the community. They offer prevention advice, reassurance, diffuse situations with threats of conflict, gather information and foster good community relations. This week we are looking at really highlighting the value of this role and our recruitment drive.
In an emergency always call 999 or visit the police website to report crime online – www.merseyside.police.uk