Commissioner urges residents to have their say on policing in Lancashire14 June, 2019
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is asking residents for their views on policing priorities as demands on the service continue to grow.
The Commissioner has today launched an online survey and announced a series of summer events to ask residents’ views on crime and policing in their area. These will continue to inform his Police and Crime Plan which sets out how the police and community safety partners work together to keep Lancashire safe.
Mr Grunshaw said; “I am committed to listening and engaging with the public to understand their concerns and issues and ensure that Lancashire Police is meeting their needs.
“For the first time since 2010, thanks to support from the public, investment will be made into policing here in Lancashire with additional officers going into every district across the county, focusing on reducing and preventing crime and dealing with the issues that matter most to people.
“Specialist target teams are also being strengthened to tackle cross border crime and criminality, focusing on burglary and robbery and there will be more detectives following previous public feedback to prioritise investigations around major crimes, child exploitation and domestic abuse.
“With the Government not providing any extra resources but passing the burden onto council tax payers, I want to get a clear view from the public about their priorities and how safe and confident they feel.
“Having made savings of £84m since 2010 with a further £18m to find by 2022, with fewer officers and resources it is even more important to ensure that our plans meet operational needs but also public priorities.
“The Chief Constable and I have a shared ambition for the Constabulary to remain as one of the top forces in the country and to be recognised as an outstanding service. Listening to people’s views is an important part of this process.”
The Commissioner’s survey will be launched online from Friday 14 June and run throughout the summer until Monday 16th September. In addition a series of Let’s Talk Policing events are taking place across the county.
Further events may be announced through the Commissioner’s website and Facebook pages.
The Commissioner’s survey is available online here.
Events currently announced:
Leyland Festival – 15th June 11am – 3pm
Sainsbury’s Bamber Bridge – 1st July 10am – 1pm
St Nicolas Arcade, Lancaster – 3rd July 10am – 1pm
Concourse, Skelmersdale – 9th July 10am – 1pm
Great Eccleston Show – 13th July
Accrington Arndale – 22nd July – 10am – 1pm
Houndshill shopping centre, Blackpool, 31st July – 10am – 1pm
Garstang Show, 3rd August
Charter Walk, Burnley 5th August 10am – 1pm
St Annes Kite Festival, 10th August
Lancashire Game and Country Festival, 7th September
ASDA Colne, 11th September 10am – 1pm