Conor McGinn MP responding to the news that Merseyside Police may be forced to scrap Police Community Support Officers in St Helens North and across the region, said:
“PCSOs provide an important public-facing policing role in communities in St Helens North. The officers I know are professional, dedicated and popular. They are a visible presence which reassures many people that the police are accessible and available.
“Merseyside Police has suffered unprecedented cuts under this Tory Government which has had a real impact on the frontline. As we have tragically seen just this week with the murder of PC David Phillips, police officers bravely and selflessly serve our communities. They are being badly let down by this Government. I will be meeting with both the Police Commissioner and the Chief Constable in Merseyside to offer my support to our police in these very difficult times and to seek assurances about the service that will be provided to keep people in St Helens North safe and secure.”
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