15th November 2021

Commissioner celebrates South Ribble front counter reopening with MP

The station reopened for residents to visit, talk face to face with officers and report crime on 1st November as part of the Commissioner’s commitment to every borough area having at least one open police front desk.

It also is part of his desire for Lancashire Constabulary to be accessible and at the heart of the communities they serve.

Andrew discussed the issues he’s regularly briefed on in Leyland and the wider South Ribble area and how he is working with the Chief Constable and partners to tackle them – particularly around anti-social behaviour and drug dealing. He also talked about the development of his Police and Crime Plan, set to launch before the end of this year, and how it will continue to deliver on the priorities that are important to people.

He said:

“I’ve been really pleased to hear the positive reaction since Leyland Police Station opened to the public once again after being closed for several years, people really value being able to talk face to face with officers and it helps people feel confident that the police will be there when they need them.

“We are continuing to take a fair and balanced approach that ensures each borough has access to a police front desk, whilst balancing resources against the priority of getting officers onto our streets and getting tough on crime. This is what the public want to see and what we’re going to deliver.

“This is another exciting step as I lead the fight against crime here in Lancashire, using resources to keep people safe and make our communities feel safer. I will work closely with the Chief Constable to deliver on the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan and we will be ensuring that the investment in new officers through the Government uplift is best used to ensure there is nowhere to hide for criminals anywhere in Lancashire.

Katherine Fletcher MP added:

“This is great news and something my constituents will welcome, it is right that the people of South Ribble once again can access the police, face to face, without leaving the borough.

“I look forward to continue working with Andrew on making South Ribble safer and tackling the issues that really matter to people that contact me such as anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and violent crime.”

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