12th August 2022

County's scrutiny panel chair sees Fighting Crime Plan in action

County's scrutiny panel chair sees Fighting Crime Plan in action

The Police and Crime Panel is made up of cross-party representatives from local authorities across Lancashire and scrutinises the work of the Commissioner and his Office. The members from all parties have given their backing to Andrew’s Fighting Crime Plans and the budget that the Commissioner proposed for this year.

Andrew and Cllr Oakes began their day in East Lancashire at Greenbank Police Station, going out with the specialist Tac Ops unit.

After a morning out on the front line alongside officers, seeing grade one priority calls being responded to and proactive targeting of dangerous drivers, they then went on to Lancashire Constabulary Headquarters in Hutton to meet with specialist teams in the dogs unit, mounted division and drones.

Finally, they met with the Chief Officer Team to hear about policing in Lancashire, the operational direction of the force and how investment is helping tackle crime and keep people safe.

Andrew Snowden, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:

“The Police and Crime Panel scrutinise the work I am doing as Commissioner and ensure that I am delivering my Fighting Crime Plan so I was really grateful to the Chair for taking a full day out of her busy schedule as a Councillor to join me for an in-depth look at the work Lancashire Constabulary do to take the fight to criminals.

“Our dedicated policing teams work around the clock to keep people safe, and this was a great chance to see how the different departments from dogs and horses to tac ops and neighbourhood teams, work together and are best used to get criminals behind bars.

“As I continue to lead the fight against crime and deliver on the issues that matter most to people, I will continue to work with the Chief Constable to ensure investment, with extra officers being recruited and out on our streets, is used efficiently and effectively to protect the people of Lancashire and get tough on the criminals who blight our communities.”

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