Welcome to your local policing information page for Wirral.

We want to involve you and keep you up to date about what we've been doing and what's going on where you live.

In this section you will find latest news, details about your local policing team, including how you can contact them, and what we've been doing to tackle the issues that matter most to you.

Mid Wirral Crime Prevention Panel
The Panel was formed in 1987 and aims to identify crime related problems, to consider methods of tackling these and to undertake projects designed to assist in solving the problems. To find out more about the crime prevention panel, please click here.

Local Policing Superintendent Ian Hassall

Ch Supt Ian Hassall Hi, I’m Ian Hassall, your local policing superintendent. I am a Wirral resident born and bred and joined Merseyside Police in 1991. My first posting was to Bromborough police station as a uniformed patrol officer. I spent a number of years on the Wirral developing my career in a variety of roles, including Crime Teams and the CID. In 1998 I moved to the Support Group in Liverpool, before returning to the Wirral as a sergeant in Wirral CID. Later, as a Detective Inspector I led the investigative response during the British Open Golf Championship in Hoylake and a few years later I headed up several murder investigations as a DCI in Liverpool and Wirral. In June 2013, I was promoted to Detective Superintendent and took the role as the Head of Special Branch, dealing with issues involving Counter Terrorism and Domestic Extremism across the North West Region.

In April 2016, I was asked to return to Wirral as the Area Commander, where I work with key stakeholders to focus our activity to ensure Wirral communities are safe. My team and I will continue to work closely with our many communities to protect those in our society that are vulnerable and reduce instances of crime and anti-social behaviour.

Local Policing Chief Inspector Nick Gunatilleke

Nick Gunatilleke Hi, I’m Nick Gunatilleke, your local policing superintendent. I live in Birkenhead with my wife and two children and joined Merseyside Police in 1994. Before joining the Wirral local policing team I was part of the command team in Knowsley where I helped tackle a range of different problems affecting the community.

I have a keen interest in addressing anti-social behaviour and believe in working closely with all our partner agencies to support victims and tackle offending. Together I am confident that we can deal with such problems and I would encourage the people to get to know their community policing teams and share information with them.

  • Wirral Community Police Team - Hub One

    Covering the following areas:

    • Leasowe and Moreton East
    • Liscard and Egremont
    • Moreton West and Saughall Massie
    • New Brighton
    • Seacombe
    • Wallasey
    • Upton
    • Hoylake & Meols
    • Greasby, Frankby & Irby
    • Pensby & Thingwall
    • West Kirby
    • Thurstaston



  • Wirral Community Police Team - Hub Two

    Covering the following areas:

    • Bebington
    • Bidston and St James
    • Birkenhead and Tranmere
    • Bromborough
    • Clatterbridge
    • Claughton
    • Eastham
    • Heswall
    • Oxton
    • Prenton
    • Rock Ferry