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Month: March 2018

Lancashire Police ‘short-changed’ by Government over fracking protests

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has urged Police and Fire Minister Nick Hurd to reconsider a decision to reimburse Lancashire Police just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests at Preston New Road. Despite repeated requests outlining the growing costs of the policing operation, which by the end of March 2018 will have reached […]

28 March, 2018

Stronger legal protection sought for police officers, staff and service animals

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has shown his support for two important changes in the law currently being considered by MPs in parliament. Writing to MPs and the Home Secretary the Commissioner has called for support in passing the proposed new Bills known as Finn’s Law and the Protect the Protectors Bill. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, also […]

27 March, 2018

Lancashire Constabulary’s effectiveness praised despite strain on the service

Lancashire’ Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has welcomed the latest inspectors’ finding that Lancashire Constabulary is “good at effectively keeping people safe and reducing crime.” This is in the face of the police in the county receiving the second highest volume of calls for its population, after London. Figures released by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & […]

22 March, 2018

Changes to police front counters

LANCASHIRE Constabulary is advising members of the public of changes to its front counter service. On Thursday 29 March, Bispham, Clitheroe, Colne, Leyland, Ormskirk, St Annes, Darwen and Waterfoot front counters will close. This comes after a review showed that the number of people who use the service continues to fall. Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Barnoldswick front counters closed on 31 […]

16 March, 2018

Photography project engages young people after community grant

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner saw how young people have been engaging in a project to help them understand the potential dangers found online and using social media safely, through innovative photography lessons, after a Skelmersdale group benefited from his Community Action Fund. The Commissioner joined residents as five weekly sessions culminated in a gallery-style event, where young people were […]

12 March, 2018

Commissioner visits Lancashire Police apprentices to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has met with Lancashire Constabulary apprentices to recognise the work they do across the organisation, marking National Apprenticeship Week. The event celebrated apprentices who work across Constabulary in a range of police staff roles, as they received their certificates after completing Business Administration qualifications at various levels. The Commissioner joined representatives from Lancashire […]

8 March, 2018

Knives removed from streets as 106 handed in during surrender

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed news that over 100 knives have been handed in during a recent knife surrender. One hundred and six knives have been handed in during the constabulary’s week long surrender that took place last month. From Monday 12th to Monday 19th February, 2018 Lancashire Constabulary held the surrender as part of a national initiative […]

1 March, 2018
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