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Month: August 2014

Commissioner supports stop and search scheme

Lancashire Constabulary is one of 24 forces who have signed up to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme. The voluntary scheme, which was announced by the Home Secretary in April, is designed to contribute to a significant reduction in the overall use of stop and search, deliver better and more intelligence-led stop and search, and improve stop-to-arrest ratios. […]

29 August, 2014

Amnesty launched to take knifes off the streets

KNIVES will not be tolerated on Lancashire’s streets – and now police are appealing directly to residents to hand in their weapons. From Monday (August 25), Lancashire Constabulary is launching a five-week knife amnesty, with residents across the county being urged to consider the potentially life-threatening consequences of carrying a knife. There will be special amnesty bins at 10 designated […]

Hydburn & Ribble Valley cadets link up with commissioner

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw with Volunteer Police Cadets from Hyndburn and Ribble Valley. HYNDBURN and Ribble Valley's young cadets gained a new member when Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner dropped by to see them in action at a community event. The young Volunteer Police Cadets – who are all between 13 and 18 – spent last Saturday (August [...]

14 August, 2014

Commissioner secures living wage accreditation

EMPLOYEES have been promised a fair deal from Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner after he secured accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation. The commitment from Clive Grunshaw means all staff employed in both his office and by Lancashire Constabulary will be guaranteed at least the living wage, which at £7.65 an hour is currently £1.34 higher than national minimum wage. […]

Cash windfall to benefit communities

SPORTING youngsters are spending the summer honing their skills on the football pitch and getting active outdoors thanks to Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. Clive Grunshaw has handed out another £9,500 of grants – including three to organisations working hard to get youngsters active across Lancashire. The AFC Fylde Community Foundation, the Inter Madrassah Organisation  and the […]

Blackpool cadets keeping the community safe

PCC Clive Grunshaw with two of Blackpool's Volunteer Police Cadets BLACKPOOL'S young volunteer police cadets welcomed the county's Police and Crime Commissioner to the resort as they patrolled the streets helping to keep residents and visitors safe. Clive Grunshaw joined the resort's cadets on a crime prevention operation, which saw them visit car parks and check vehicles to ensure they [...]

7 August, 2014

New PCS join Lancashire Police

NEW Police Constables have been officially sworn into Lancashire Police. Thirty-two officers were welcomed into the force at an attestation ceremony at Lancashire Constabulary's headquarters last night (WED). A further 14 will be attested at another celebration on May 19. Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, said: "One of my key priorities is to protect frontline policing in the [...]

6 August, 2014
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