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Commissioner joins officers on the beat in Blackpool

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has joined officers in Blackpool to gain an insight into the work being done, around the clock, to tackle crime and keep people safe. He joined response officers late afternoon as they started their shift, listening in to their briefing session at West Division Headquarters in Mereside before joining a team out on the streets. […]

5 March, 2020

Commissioner launches campaign ‘Backing Lancashire’ at event celebrating local investment

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has launched a campaign encouraging organisations to invest in the county and wider north west region, at an event celebrating a state-of-the-art facility which saw millions of pounds put back into the county creating jobs and apprenticeships for local people. m The ‘Backing Lancashire’ campaign builds on the Commissioner’s pledge, alongside Lancashire Constabulary, […]

3 July, 2019

Specialist mental health support team start on Fylde coast

Police in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have joined forces with medical staff to provide specialist mental health support. An officer will deploy alongside a paramedic and a mental health crisis team nurse to provide care, in a trial aimed at lessening the need for those in crisis to attend A&E. It is also hoped the initiative will free-up vital police […]

11 December, 2018

Work starts on new West Division Police Headquarters in Blackpool

Construction work has begun on the creation of a new, state-of-the-art police headquarters in Blackpool. Contractors have moved onto the former Progress House site on Clifton Road, which will replace Bonny Street Police Station when it is complete in 2018. The new building will be the headquarters for the county’s West Division, which covers Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancaster and Morecambe. Close […]

7 December, 2016

Young people across Lancashire warned on dangers of grooming and exploitation

Dozens of young people in Lancashire took part in an event aimed at raising awareness of child sexual exploitation. The story of a young girl raped and killed by a man 13 days after he first contacted her online was used to highlight the dangers of grooming at the conference in Blackpool on Tuesday (November 8). Seventy Lancashire school pupils […]

7 November, 2016

Deal completed over site of new police station

The vision for a new police station in Blackpool is a step closer to reality after the deal to purchase the site was completed. Contracts have been exchanged over the land at the former Progress House site, on Clifton Road, where the new West division headquarters will be built. The investment, by Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw, is […]

6 October, 2016

Commissioner praises project to reduce reoffending

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner  Clive Grunshaw has praised the work of AFC Fylde Community Foundation to prevent and reduce offending behaviour across the region. The Positive Pathways programme, which was awarded £20,000 by the Commissioner, aims to change the lives of young people and adults who have previously committed offences, and others who are at risk of offending crimes. […]

5 August, 2016

New image shows how divisional police HQ could look

A new image showing how the new divisional police headquarters in Blackpool could look has been unveiled by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw. The new police station on Clifton Road, which will serve the force’s West division, will replace the ageing Bonny Street building which is no longer fit for purpose. The new designs have been submitted to planners […]

2 August, 2016

Lancashire Victim Services sponsor Blackpool Pride

Lancashire Victim Services are to sponsor the 2016 Blackpool Pride festival in a bid to promote their help, advice and support services to members of Lancashire’s LGB&T community. The specialist advice, support and third party reporting service was set up by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw in 2015. The move followed a decision by Government to transfer responsibility […]

27 May, 2016
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