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Month: April 2020

Police Commissioner welcomes new police recruits but demands ‘fair share’ of officers back from Government

 Lancashire Police has recruited 66 new police officers as part of the Government’s long awaited uplift programme but the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner says residents deserve more and is demanding Lancashire’s ‘fair share’ of officers back. Last summer Government announced the first investment into policing for almost 10 years, pledging 20,000 new police officers on the beat to replace […]

30 April, 2020

Live chat for crime victims now open 24 hours a day

Lancashire Victim Services’ live chat is now open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support anyone affected by crime in the county. The chat function, which can be found at, has proven popular since its launch in 2019 and the service has decided to extend the opening hours in response to the covid-19 pandemic. The chat […]

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner maintains scrutiny of the Chief Constable during the COVID 19 crisis

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has held an extraordinary scrutiny meeting with the Chief Constable to discuss Lancashire Constabulary’s response to the Covid-19 crisis, alongside its impact on the policing of communities across the county. During the session, Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and Chief Constable Andy Rhodes both praised the way the vast majority of Lancashire’s residents have […]

28 April, 2020

Lancashire Victim Services continue to support victims of crime three years on

April marks the third anniversary of Lancashire Victim Services' (LVS) multi-crime hubs. Support continues to be available during the pandemic and LVS are committed to ensuring that help can be accessed by anyone affected by crime in Lancashire. The service provides support for victims of all types of crime from its four hubs based in Accrington, Blackpool, Lancaster and Preston. [...]

24 April, 2020

Commissioner and force backing SME suppliers during Covid-19 crisis

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner and Lancashire Constabulary are working hard to ensure smaller and medium sized businesses are paid within seven days of invoicing to support them as much as possible with the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. This aims to help SMEs with cash flow at a time when business in many sectors has slowed due to […]

22 April, 2020

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner urges Lancashire residents to stay at home

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is urging people to stay at home as the Easter weekend approaches, the weather warms up and ‘lockdown fatigue’ sets in. With Lancashire’s coastline and countryside, there are concerns these places may become busier, with police needed to fight crime rather than deter day-trippers and local residents from popular beauty spots. Clive Grunshaw […]

9 April, 2020

Supporting our communities through the coronavirus pandemic

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership, together with Our Lancashire are urging people to sign up to support their local community through this coronavirus pandemic. Both organisations have been set up with the support of Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to join together local communities and support people in need.  During these times of public health emergency, they have come together to provide […]

1 April, 2020

Commissioner warning as fraudsters target vulnerable during Covid-19 Pandemic

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has called on the county to be extra vigilant as criminals target vulnerable people and businesses through scams which attempt to take advantage of the current Covid-19 pandemic. In Lancashire, Trading Standards have highlighted the increased risk whilst nationally Action Fraud have reported a 400% increase in Coronavirus-related fraud reports in March. These […]

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