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Month: August 2019

£62m invested into county by Lancashire police since social value commitment

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has reaffirmed his commitment to ‘Backing Lancashire’ as figures show £62m has been invested back into the county through procurement. This means that around 54% of all money spent by the force through suppliers has been put back into Lancashire’s businesses and people. This is since the Commissioner’s Social Value Policy was brought in during […]

23 August, 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner calls on Boris Johnson to match ambition for 750 new officers

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has today written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek a meeting over the details of the proposed new police officers that the Prime Minister announced on the steps of Downing Street and called on him to match Lancashire’s ambition to recruit 750 officers lost since 2010. The letter, which was copied to […]

22 August, 2019

Commissioner supports introduction of liveried modern slavery awareness car

Lancashire Constabulary has a new addition to its fleet, with the introduction of its first liveried Modern Slavery car. The car, which will be fully operational, will be based in the county’s west division at Blackpool and used for emergency responses. The aim of the car is to engage with the community to raise awareness that modern slavery and human […]

21 August, 2019

Over £170,000 invested across Lancashire to tackle reoffending as total approaches half a million

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has provided over £170,000 to help projects dedicated to making the county safer and tackle reoffending. Nine projects based across Lancashire have received grants of up to £25,000 for a variety of different schemes that ultimately engage offenders and their families, work with them in their areas and help integrate them back into the community. […]

16 August, 2019

Project helps former criminals stop offending after Commissioner’s investment

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has heard how funding from his fund dedicated to tackling reoffending and helping make sure those leaving the prison system get out of a life of crime, has supported a project helping ex-offenders reintegrate into the community. The joint project between Delphi Medical, Horizon Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service and Mulberry Community Project […]

15 August, 2019

Lancashire secures funding to tackle knife crime and serious violence

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has secured almost £3m in Government funding to help tackle and prevent knife crime and serious violence across the county. Lancashire is one of 18 areas across the country to be allocated funding, with £1.82m from the Knife Crime Fund and £1.16m for the setting up and running of a Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). The […]

12 August, 2019

Cost of Policing football matches could exceed £1m in Lancashire this season

PCC calls on MPs to support change in rules to cost of policing football matches As the new football season gets underway, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has today written to all Lancashire MPs to seek support for a change in the rules surrounding the costs related to policing football matches. This follows new figures produced by Lancashire […]

9 August, 2019

Over £25,000 given to community projects as £150k fund reopens

Over £25,000 of funding, recovered from criminals, has been provided to projects in Lancashire after the relaunch of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund. Ten schemes will deliver projects with support from the fund, which provides small grants of up to £3,000 to tackle local concerns which meet the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan priorities. In 2019/20, £150,000 […]

2 August, 2019

Burnley FC in the Community pledges support to victims of crime

Lancashire Victim Services has welcomed Burnley FC in the Community as the latest partner in their Victim Friendly Organisations scheme. Victim Friendly Organisations is a new initiative launched by the charity to accredit business in Lancashire as supporters of victims of crime. It offers local organisations the opportunity to train staff on the impact of crime, the support available and […]

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