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Our Organisation

Merseyside Police is the regional police force responsible for policing Merseyside in North West England. The force area is 647 square kilometres with a population of around 1.5 million.

Although our headquarters are based in central Liverpool, Merseyside Police is divided into six Basic Command Units (BCUs), one in each of the metropolitan boroughs that make up Merseyside, and two BCUs for the City of Liverpool. The BCUs are:

  • Liverpool North
  • Liverpool South
  • Sefton
  • Wirral
  • St Helens
  • Knowsley

For more detailed information about us as an organisation, please select one of the links from the menu on the left, or visit the Your Area section to view your local policing information.