In these unprecedented times there are a lot of unknowns and people will naturally be worrying about what the coming weeks and months will bring.

Amongst all that uncertainty we want to reassure you that our officers and staff will be working 24/7 to protect you and prevent crime and we will continue to do that despite what happens.

We have well-practiced plans in place and will do all we can to protect our communities, prevent crime and preserve life.

Useful Links

Below are links to the latest information and advice around Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Our Response

Read a message to our communities from Chief Constable Andy Cooke QPM.

Frequently asked questions

Our Force Contact Centre is still working around the clock to take your calls and social media enquiries. You can call 101 for non-urgent enquiries, or alternatively can Tweet or privately message us via @MerPolCC. Please do not ring 101 with questions around Coronavirus. You can access up-to-date information from Public Health England via www.gov.uk or by ringing the NHS 111 telephone number.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

We are currently in a position to provide business as usual, however, we have the ability to change and flex with the potential challenges ahead. We have robust contingency plans in place.

The safety of our officers and staff is paramount as they continue to work hard to keep Merseyside safe.

Officers are being supplied with face masks, in line with national guidance and we are taking appropriate hygiene precautions.

We are committed to doing everything we possibly can to deliver the best possible service during these unprecedented times and are taking every precaution to ensure our staff have the right equipment and hygiene advice.

Merseyside Police like other organisations up and down the country will be faced with various challenges in the coming weeks and months and we may have to consider changes to our service at some points. But the force has well-rehearsed contingency plans in place and we will do everything we can to deliver the best possible service to our communities.

Follow the advice and information provided by Action Fraud www.actionfraud.police.ukto help protect yourself and loved ones. You can also report any suspicious activity to local officers, contact our social media desk @MerPolCC or 101.