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Tag: Rural Crime

Commissioner invests in technology to tackle rural crime

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has heard how new technology, which received almost £100k investment from his office, is helping Lancashire’s dedicated rural officers stop criminals in their tracks. The Commissioner helped fund the new kit as part of his commitment to rural policing, which he has reiterated during Rural Crime Week. He gained an insight into how new drones, […]

10 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

Last chance for Lancashire’s rural communities to have their say in national crime survey

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, is urging rural communities across the county to have their say before the National Rural Crime Survey closes next week. The survey will help shape national policy on rural crime as well as providing local police forces with the public’s view of crime and anti-social behaviour in local areas. With a closing date […]

1 June, 2018

Commissioner urges rural communities in Lancashire to share views on crime and policing

As the National Rural Crime Survey launches today (18 April) Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is urging those who live and work in the county’s rural communities to have their say. The survey aims to find out the public’s perceptions of rural policing as well as their views on crime and anti-social behaviour. It will also focus on […]

18 April, 2018

New rural crime vehicles rolled out across the county

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has welcomed the delivery of a powerful fleet of off-road vehicles which are being rolled out across Lancashire to help police tackle rural crime. Three liveried 4×4 pick-up trucks have been delivered to officers serving Lancashire’s rural areas in a bid to crack down on poaching, fuel thefts and organised crime. One vehicle has been […]

15 November, 2017

Police and Crime Commissioner backing campaign to crack down on hare coursing

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is backing the latest campaign launched to tackle hare coursing in the county’s rural areas. Signs have been created across an area spanning nearly 2,000 square miles, warning of the consequences of hare coursing which was originally banned in 2004 under the Hunting Act. Hare coursing has become an issue across Lancashire as […]

18 January, 2017
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