Four ceremonies were held at the force HQ to formally attest and welcome the new recruits.
The newest members of the Lancashire Police family are now training to become fully operational for their roles on immediate response and investigations.
Proud family and friends looked on at the attestation ceremonies which were hosted at police HQ by Deputy Chief Constable Sacha Hatchett and Chief Constable Chris Rowley.
Andrew Snowden, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said:
“I’m absolutely delighted to welcome another 140 new officers to the Constabulary. I’ve had the pleasure of attending several attestation ceremonies over the past year and it is always fantastic to congratulate our newest officers and to welcome them into the Lancashire policing family.
“The attestations are a proud moment in every officer’s life, and I’m always encouraged to see their energy and enthusiasm for their role in tackling crime and keeping Lancashire safe.
“I’m pleased to say that these new officers will be joined by further new recruits over the next year, with Lancashire Constabulary on course to recruit over 600 extra officers thanks to the Government Uplift Programme and Council Tax Precept.
“These officers will make a real difference, helping us to take the fight to criminals and deliver on the priorities that the people of Lancashire have told me matter most to them.”
Chief Constable Chris Rowley said: “We are extremely pleased to continue to strengthen the force with this cohort of students of the highest calibre, who are passionate about serving the communities of Lancashire and keeping the public safe. Our rigorous training will equip them to become diligent and dedicated officers who will uphold the exacting standards and values of the force. These officers will ensure that delivering a first-class victim service is at the heart of everything they do; they will uphold the King’s peace, protect the people of Lancashire and bring offenders to justice.
We are proud and delighted to welcome them to the Lancashire Police family.”
Applications open on Monday 14th November to join as a Police Officer on the Degree Holder Entry Programme. Find out more about becoming an officer with Lancashire Constabulary visit joinus.lancashire.police.uk