The Panel, made up of councillors from across each local authority across Lancashire, heard about the Commissioner’s key priorities to get tough on crime and address issues that matter most to people such as anti-social behaviour and drug dealing, whilst ensuring that vulnerable people are protected.
He also outlined the work underway to develop a new Police and Crime Plan, with these priorities at its core, and committed to consulting widely with the people of Lancashire over the next couple of months on what they want to see in the plan.
This builds on the work he has been doing already since coming into office, including meeting officers across Lancashire, seeing first-hand the challenges they face in taking the fight to criminals and working around the clock to keep people safe. He has also been out in the county’s neighbourhoods and communities meeting people and learning more about what the public want to see from policing in the county.
Mr Snowden said:
“I have been cracking on with the job and working hard to ensure we take the fight to criminals across Lancashire and what has been the constant theme throughout is the dedication and passion across the force to doing whatever they can to keep people safe and get offenders off our streets.
“I am looking forward to working constructively with the Police and Crime Panel to ensure that we deliver what the people of Lancashire want, a police force that provides the best possible service that the public have confidence will be there when they need them.
“My message remains a simple one, I am on your side. I will support the force in cracking down on criminals, making sure all of Lancashire’s areas and communities feel protected and work with the Chief Constable on the issues that matter to people, such as anti-social behaviour and getting tough on reoffending.”