New police chief takes charge at Merseyside force

New police chief takes charge at Merseyside force

by Henry James (April 2021)

SERENA Kennedy has taken up her new role as Merseyside Police’s first female Chief Constable.

Chief Constable Kennedy has 28 years of policing experience behind her. She joined Merseyside Police as an Assistant Chief Constable in 2017 and was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in October 2018.

Chief Constable Kennedy, who is from Ormskirk, said: “I joined Merseyside Police four years ago and I am incredibly proud to have been given the opportunity to lead the force and build on the strong foundations laid by my predecessors.

“Merseyside Police is the best performing force in the country and I am determined that the people of Merseyside continue to have a police service that puts them at the heart of everything it does.

“My priorities are to ensure Merseyside Police is able to deliver an excellent service in line with the Community First principles. Working with my Chief Officer colleagues I will ensure we have the capacity and the capability within the organisation to protect people, prevent crime and pursue offenders.”

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