Commissioner welcomes Government’s Beating Crime Plan

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden has welcomed the Government’s new Beating Crime Plan, as he vows to lead the fight against crime in Lancashire.

The new plan, unveiled by Boris Johnson today, strives to reduce crime, protect victims and keep communities safe, all priorities which will be reflected in the Commissioner’s Police and Crime Plan which is currently out to public consultation.

Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:

“This is an ambitious plan and I share the Government’s promise that every crime matters, every victim matters and every neighbourhood matters.

“I set out in this job to lead the fight against crime and I’m pleased to see a tough focus on Anti-Social Behaviour, a big problem in some of our communities and something I intend to tackle head on here in Lancashire. Government plans to give more powers to police will only help with this.

“It’s also reassuring to see the prominence of neighbourhood police in the plan as we have already invested heavily in recruiting additional police officers to enhance and strengthen the work of local neighbourhood teams.

“On Thursday I will meet with the Prime Minister to discuss how we can work together with the Government to best implement the plan here in Lancashire and ensure its aspirations are integrated into the Police and Crime Plan, whilst ensuring local issues of public concern remain at the forefront.”

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