Moe cops to patrol Southport Town Centre

1st March 2019
Bold street southport
Forensics, Bold Street, Southport

Police will have more feet on the beat after plans were unveiled to recruit 80 new officers – the first time this has happened in nine years.

By increasing the police precept on council tax, it will create enough funds to employ 40 new officers and through savings over the last 12 months, this number will be doubled to 80.

There are also plans to hire 14 police staff members and invest in the cre- ation of a new team to target wanted fugitives and a new Cyber Investiga- tions Unit.

The proposals were announced at a special public meeting held by Mer- seyside’s Police Commissioner Jane Kennedy and Chief Constable Andy Cooke on Friday, February 22.

They say it’s the first time in nearly a decade that Merseyside Police has been able to recruit such a high num- ber of officers.