12th May 2020 News

Special Constables working to keep Lancashire safe during Covid-19 pandemic

Keeping Lancashire safe

Since the start of lockdown in March, almost 10,000 hours have been worked by Lancashire’s Special’s – that is over 1,100 additional officer shifts during this period.

During the bank holiday weekend alone, volunteer officers worked 500 hours. Much of this work has been supporting neighbourhood policing with reassurance operations across the county.

There are currently six officers who are volunteering full time hours due to being released by their employers to support the force.

The Commissioner praised the vital support that Special Constables have been making, highlighting their valuable role in helping keep Lancashire safe, both before the current crisis and previously.

He said:

“It is amazing to see the way that Special Constables, who give up their time to help keep people across Lancashire safe, have stepped up during what is an incredibly difficult time for everyone and made such a vital contribution.

“They have always played a vital role in the work that the force does around the clock, but the way they have gone above and beyond over the last three months really highlights the way people are coming together and doing what they can during unprecedented situation.

“We need to recognise the contribution of all volunteers who are helping to deliver vital services that are helping to keep vulnerable people safe and reassuring the wider community – thousands of people, across the county who are giving up their time to support others.”

Contact Us

Get in touch...

Use the drop downs below to navigate to the area needed for your comment to be more easily processed.

Person using a mobile phone - get in touch
Your Thoughts


What you have to say is important to us. If you would like to comment on the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire you can write to:

The Office of the PCC for Lancashire
County Hall Preston
Email: commissioner@lancashire-pcc.gov.uk

    Anti-Social Behaviour Survey