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Month: December 2018

Commissioner seeks the public’s views over proposals to recruit extra officers to support policing

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has today launched a survey asking council tax payers across Lancashire if they are willing to pay more to support the recruitment of 80 police officers and increase proactive policing in their community. The consultation follows the budget announcement last week, where the Government has once again passed the burden of the cost of policing [...]

20 December, 2018

Commissioner visits Blackburn based programme receiving funding to reduce reoffending

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has visited a programme to see how funding is working to reduce reoffending in Blackburn, Darwen and the wider Lancashire area. The SCRAM (Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitor) programme, delivered by Blackburn with Darwen Council, works with volunteers whose alcohol misuse was a key element in their offending. Alcohol monitoring through an ankle device is combined with […]

19 December, 2018

Commissioner responds to provisional police funding announcement for 2019/20

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has expressed concern about today’s announcement, where the Government has once again passed the burden of the cost of policing onto council tax payers, following the proposals made today in the House of Commons. Policing Minister Nick Hurd revealed the latest financial settlement for Police and Crime Commissioner’s across the country, with next year’s Central […]

13 December, 2018

Project helping prevent reoffending and reduce crime with help from Commissioner

A project that has received funding to help reduce reoffending in the county has been praised by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, as he visited one of their community hubs to see the work they are doing. It is delivered by The Well Communities, a not-for-profit organisation who help people recover from drug and alcohol addiction. The ‘Well Connected’ project addresses […]

12 December, 2018

Specialist mental health support team start on Fylde coast

Police in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have joined forces with medical staff to provide specialist mental health support. An officer will deploy alongside a paramedic and a mental health crisis team nurse to provide care, in a trial aimed at lessening the need for those in crisis to attend A&E. It is also hoped the initiative will free-up vital police […]

11 December, 2018

Commissioner visits local investigation hub

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has visited one of the county’s local investigation hubs to see first-hand the different roles within local policing teams in tackling crime and keeping people safe. Specialist detectives and staff work out of three hubs across the county, investigating serious crimes that impact on the most vulnerable people, safeguarding victims and targeting offenders […]

5 December, 2018

Lancashire comes together to tackle domestic abuse

Events and activities are taking place across Lancashire as part of the White Ribbon Campaign’s 16 Days of Action. Following Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw’s successful bid to make Lancashire a White Ribbon County in October of 2017, Lancashire County Council and all Lancashire district councils and unitary authorities now hold White Ribbon Status which marks their commitment […]

3 December, 2018
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