Intelligence and Support Functions

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  • The role of the Force Intelligence Department (FID) is to provide diverse and extensive information/intelligence services to the Constabulary and partner agencies.
  • The department’s core objectives are to deliver level two intelligence in support of the National Intelligence Model, to deliver intelligence and information support services and to deliver pro-active and covert services to the Constabulary.
  • This is done through specialist strategic, tactical and professional functions.
  • A range of specialist units make up the FID, including immigration crime, the intelligence management unit, international and Interpol liaison, prison intelligence unit and wildlife and environmental crime.

Support functions

  • Support functions refer to the back office functions which provide specialist support to assist the delivery of front-line policing in Lancashire.
  • This covers departments including human resources, finance, fleet services, estates, information communications technology (ICT), professional standards, corporate communications, corporate development, procurement, training, administration support, risk management and catering.
  • These departments are responsible for a variety of functions crucial to the day-to-day running of the Constabulary, including vehicle maintenance, payroll, recruitment and selection, training for police officers and staff, dealing with public complaints and the enforcement of professional behaviour standards.
  • Lancashire Constabulary has 4,760 computer workstations across the ForceĀ  and 6,000 telephone handsets which the ICT department is responsible for.
  • The fleet department manages a total of 937 vehicles, which do around 16,000,000 miles a year.
  • On average, Lancashire Constabulary’s press office takes around 1,200 media calls every month.
  • In a year, around 1,400 proactive press releases are sent to the media, informing the media and public about the work the Force does.
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