Meeting officers at Burnley Police Station who were working on the response team, Andrew was briefed on some of the current challenges that the team is facing such as non-crime demand, key issues such as domestic abuse and the night-time economy and how policing has adapted since the end of restrictions that have been in place during the pandemic.
He also went on patrol in the area in a response car, seeing the constant pressures and demand on the policing service that officers deal with around the clock.
Speaking afterwards the Commissioner said:
“Since becoming Commissioner I have committed to visiting each police station, each policing team and each department across the force to understand how I can best support the vital work being carried out every day to keep the people of Lancashire safe.
“The drive and determination from officers is clear everywhere I go in the force and I will do whatever I can to ensure they have the resources to get tough on crime and address the issues that matter to people such as anti-social behaviour, criminal gangs and serious violence.
“I want the overwhelming majority of law abiding citizens to know that I am on your side. As I lead the fight against crime here in Lancashire, I will make sure there is no place for criminals to hide.”