INTELLIGENCE AND SUPPORT FUNCTIONS
- 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 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 Force 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.