10th August 2023

Commissioner talks ASB as he walks beat with South Ribble MP

The day offered a first-hand insight into how neighbourhood teams are combating local issues, such as anti-social behaviour, dangerous driving and drug dealing whilst also engaging with local residents.

The recently launched Op Centurion will see extra police patrols in ASB hotspots across the county and tough action being taken against offenders by Police and partner agencies who will use the full force of the law – as well as civil powers – to protect local communities.

Targeted activity to tackle crime and ASB in the area follows on from work already done in South Ribble to bring policing back into the heart of the community since Andrew took up post. In 2021 Leyland Police Station re-opened its front counter and last year welcomed a return to 24/7 response policing.

Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:

“As the local MP, Katherine already has a brilliant existing relationship with her local neighbourhood team, but days like this are an opportunity to see how the police are pro-actively dealing with the issues residents raise to her on a daily basis.

“Getting tough on anti-social behaviour is a top priority in my Fighting Crime Plan and I’m pleased to hear from officers that bolstered patrols are making a real impact and that the additional Civil Enforcement Officers I have funded as part of the Constbualry’s new ASB, Prevention and Problem Solving Command are allowing officers to push for civil orders more easily.

“I will continue to work closely with partners and elected representatives, such as MPs, to deliver what we all want to see. More visible police patrols and less ASB on our streets.”

Katherine Fletcher MP said:

“Thanks to Andrew and the fabulous neighbourhood police officers for showing me their work.

“This is the direct effect of getting Leyland police station open and the new leadership focus on community policing.

“What I saw from Broadfield to Seven Stars to Worden, was how much they care about solving problems and keeping us safe.”



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