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Commissioner gains insight into Major Investigations teams keeping Lancashire safe

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has heard how major investigations teams across Lancashire work to remove criminals from our streets and make the county a safer place. From responding to major crimes such as murder and attempted murder through to proactive targeting of organised criminal gangs and stopping major incidents before they occur, the teams operate from hubs in each […]

30 October, 2019

More partnership working is needed to tackle rural crime issues

The National Rural Crime Survey released today shows growing demand on police from issues that need responses from across different authorities according to Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner. The highest two reported issues in Lancashire were fly tipping and speeding, raised by 50% and 34% of respondents respectively. These came ahead of criminal damage (10%) and theft (9%). Lancashire Police […]

24 July, 2018

Government priorities questioned as President Trump’s golf trip gets more money than Lancashire Police

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has questioned the Government’s approach after the Treasury announced it will make five million pounds available to Police Scotland to facilitate President Trump’s visit. The Commissioner has written to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to ask that the same principle be applied to Lancashire Constabulary’s operation to police anti-fracking protests in the county. Despite […]

13 July, 2018

Lancashire Police ‘short-changed’ by Government over fracking protests

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has urged Police and Fire Minister Nick Hurd to reconsider a decision to reimburse Lancashire Police just a fraction of the costs of policing the ongoing fracking protests at Preston New Road. Despite repeated requests outlining the growing costs of the policing operation, which by the end of March 2018 will have reached […]

28 March, 2018

Stronger legal protection sought for police officers, staff and service animals

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has shown his support for two important changes in the law currently being considered by MPs in parliament. Writing to MPs and the Home Secretary the Commissioner has called for support in passing the proposed new Bills known as Finn’s Law and the Protect the Protectors Bill. The Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill, also […]

27 March, 2018

New town centre police operating base opens to the public

A new local police operating base at the heart of Blackburn Town Centre has been officially opened by Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw and Chief Constable Andy Rhodes. It replaces the old Railway Station police office which was out dated and no longer fit for modern policing requirements. The operating base will provide more effective services including, a […]

26 October, 2017

Commissioner attends launch of cyber crime awareness scheme

On 7 September 2017 the Commissioner attended the first training session for Lancashire Constabulary’s volunteer cyber crime awareness scheme. The scheme, run in partnership with the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership, will see volunteers with experience in computing and cyber security going into the community and is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. As part of their […]

8 September, 2017

Lancashire Commissioner joins North West colleagues in calling on the Government to reverse police cuts

This week, myself and other North West colleagues called on the Government to reverse years of policing austerity in Wednesday’s Queen Speech I joined the Mayor of Greater Manchester and Police Crime Commissioners for Merseyside and Cheshire in writing to the Home Secretary to ensure that the public’s concerns about police cuts are top of the Government’s agenda. Citing recent […]

23 June, 2017

Commissioner backing safer communities following gang injunction orders

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, stepped out to reassure residents in Preston this morning as six men from the North West region were given banning orders for gang related violence and drug offences. The Commissioner’s aim was to demonstrate firm action has been taken against the gang members who are thought to have been responsible for gang-related activity […]

19 January, 2017

Commissioner welcomes another good report from inspectors

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has welcomed comments from independent inspectors who have reported today that Lancashire Constabulary are good at the way it engages with the public and treats people fairly. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) rated Lancashire Constabulary as ‘good’ in its latest report into police legitimacy as they found that “The constabulary treats those it serves […]

8 December, 2016
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