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Commissioner gains insight into Major Investigations teams keeping Lancashire safe

30 October, 2019

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has heard how major investigations teams across Lancashire work to remove criminals from our streets and make the county a safer place.

From responding to major crimes such as murder and attempted murder through to proactive targeting of organised criminal gangs and stopping major incidents before they occur, the teams operate from hubs in each policing division, covering the whole of Lancashire.

The Commissioner discussed the vital work being done within these hubs across the county and how the teams operate across major investigations, bring the right experience and expert knowledge together to bring criminals to justice, support victims and prevent crimes from happening.

Visiting one of the county’s Major Investigations teams, the Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said:

“The really important work that is carried out in these investigation hubs often goes unseen by the public and it is absolutely crucial that we recognise the vital impact they have in keeping people safe and taking criminals off our streets.

“The public have told me through surveys and meetings that they see tacking major crimes as one of, if not the most important, priority for our officers who work round the clock to protect Lancashire and the people who live, work in and visit the county.

“These teams are integral to this work, understanding how best to tackle often challenging investigations and incidents. Tackling crime and reoffending are key priorities in my Police and Crime Plan and I will continue to support Lancashire Constabulary in developing these teams and helping them keep people safe.”

Detective Supt Andy Cribbin Head of Major Crime at Lancashire Constabulary said:

“We are grateful that Mr Grunshaw has taken the time to come and see the vital work that the officers and staff in our investigation teams do to keep the people of Lancashire safe and to investigate major crime.

“We are seeing significant levels of major and complex investigations and I’d like to pay credit to the teams for the unswerving dedication, professionalism and hard work. I’m hugely proud of what they do.”

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