As part of Neighbourhood Policing Week, the Assistant Chief Constable, ACC Jon Roy visited Alsop High School to speak about community policing and launch a new boxing initiative led by Merseyside Police.
During his visit to Alsop High School ACC Jon Roy met with student leaders and discussed community policing issues. The student leaders discussed everyday issues and were able to speak about how young people would like to see their community re-engage as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACC Jon Roy and his team were also able to watch the film #TogetherWeCan and discuss ways of strengthening the partnership between Alsop and Merseyside Police.
The #TogetherWeCan film can be downloaded via You Tube here:
The visit culminated with the launch of a boxing initiative for Year 10 students. PC Craig Davies, a member of the community policing team at Walton Lane, has designed a four-week taster course. The boxing course consists of four sessions and workshops which include:
- County Lines
- Knife Crime
- Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime
- Know Your Rights
Assistant Chief Constable Jon Roy said: “I would like to thank the students at Alsop for the welcome we received. I am delighted that the Community Policing Team are working in partnership with the school to develop this fantastic boxing initiative.
“It was great to meet the pupils and teachers at the school, who were all as incredibly passionate about “community” as we are. Working alongside our schools and young people across Merseyside, is an integral part of local policing and forms part of what our officers do, day in day out.
“The young people seemed to really enjoy Constable Davies’ boxing lesson, and we hope that this is the start a further development of the great relationship between the school and the local policing team. I look forward to supporting Alsop in the future and being part of their ‘Together We Can’ programme”
“In my role as Assistant Chief Constable (ACC) in Merseyside Police I am responsible for local policing and criminal justice matters across Merseyside. I was appointed ACC in 2019, and am thoroughly enjoying the challenges and demands of the role within a busy metropolitan force.
“I joined the force in 1994 on a graduate scheme after studying law at Liverpool John Moore’s University and have taken on various roles and responsibilities throughout my 25-year career.”
Mr Paul Masher, headteacher said: “As a school we are pleased to engage with Merseyside Police for the delivery of community initiatives. Alsop is uniquely placed at the hub of North Liverpool, and working with community partners we can renew our neighbourhood to create places where people, both young and old, can meet and flourish.”