Superintendent of Chorley and South Ribble Police, Gary Crowe said: “The move back to 24/7 response policing from Leyland is something we have been actively looking to restore for some time in order to more effectively serve the people and communities of South Ribble.
“Having a dedicated response team within the borough will enable officers to respond to incidents much more quickly and offer increased visibility which will deter criminality and enhance public confidence in the Police.”
Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said: “I’m delighted to see response policing return to South Ribble, with officers based here in Leyland to protect the public across the borough 24/7 when they need them most.
“This positive change, which I fully support, builds on the reopening of Leyland front counter service late last year and sees policing return to the heart of the community that officers work tirelessly to protect. The people of South Ribble, and indeed everyone across Lancashire, can have confidence that Lancashire Constabulary is committed to taking the fight to criminals, getting offenders off our streets and delivering on the priorities in my Police and Crime Plan.
“I continue to work closely with the Chief Constable, holding him to account as I lead the fight against crime here in Lancashire. I want the overwhelming majority of law-abiding citizens to know that I am on your side and will make sure there is no place for criminals to hide.”
As part of the PCC’s priorities and commitment to local communities, the front counter of the station was reopened to the public in October 2021 from 9am to 1pm. These hours will remain from Monday to Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.
Moving response officers back to Leyland is a positive move and is testament to the investment and commitment the force is making in this area.