Throughout the week, Lancashire Police will be promoting the good work being done by Neighbourhood Officers, Police Community Support Officers and Task Force Teams to keep the county safe as well as hosting events designed to bring neighbourhood officers and communities together.
Activities will include initiatives to tackle burglary, bike theft and anti-social behaviour; visits to schools and community groups, targeted action aimed at reducing drug and traffic offences; and public engagement events.
Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Karen Edwards from Lancashire Police said: “Neighbourhood Policing sits at the heart of what we do as a Constabulary. We take great pride in the relationships that we have built with our communities and partners across the entire county. It is with their support that we can really understand the issues that matter most to them, and ensure that Lancashire is a fantastic place to live and visit.
“This week of action is a great way to showcase the hard work that officers across Lancashire do, day-in day-out – some of which often goes unseen. We have dedicated Neighbourhood Policing teams that sit within each area of our county who truly do make a difference.”
“I would encourage people to visit our website where you can read about the Neighbourhood policing priorities for your area and look at who your local officers are. You can also take our Lancashire Talking survey, to tell us what it is like to live in your community.”
Andrew Snowden, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire said:
“Neighbourhood Policing Week is a great chance to highlight the work that happens around the clock, tackling anti-social behaviour, burglary and other crimes, keeping the public safe.
“It also shows why I have delivered on my promises to put more bobbies on the community beat, reopen police stations to the public and deliver on the people’s priorities in my Fighting Crime Plan.
“Strong, dedicated neighbourhood policing is the only way we get the visible presence of officers on our streets we all want to see. I regularly join officers out on the beat and it’s clear the difference that additional officers are already having in local policing teams.
“Neighbourhood policing is at the core of what I stand for and I thank every officer, PCSO and staff member working in those teams for their work to make our county safer.”
Details of all local neighbourhood officers can be found at Lancashire Constabulary – Lancashire Police – Your Area.
Throughout the week of action, updates on neighbourhood policing news and events will be given out on social media, the police website and to anyone signed up the Constabulary’s In the Know Messaging service.
To sign up to In The Know, visit: www.stayintheknow.co.uk.
To have a say on priorities for local Neighbourhood Policing Teams visit www.lancashire.police.uk/campaigns/lancashire-talking