Andrew Snowden was elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire in May 2021 with 181,314 votes – the largest number any candidate has ever received. He is responsible for setting policing priorities and budgets, holding the Constabulary to account for delivering against those priorities along with commissioning other services such as victims support. He has set out a clear over-riding aim: To get tough on crime in Lancashire.
Andrew was previously a Lancashire County Councillor and Lead Member for Highways and Transport 2017-2021, where he led the multi-million investment in new and improved bus routes across Lancashire, including securing significant additional government funding for Lancashire.
His professional career has spanned the public and private sectors – where he has held management and leadership roles in higher education and infrastructure services. Up until his election as PCC, Andrew was an Associate Director at the University of Salford, responsible for External Relations.
Andrew lives in Rossendale with his wife, Caroline, and their Norwegian Elkhound, Heidi. They enjoy long country walks – especially with a pub stop or two. Andrew and Caroline were married at Salmesbury Hall in 2014 and first lived together in Chorley, before moving to Rossendale – where Andrew’s family have lived since the mid 1800’s.
Leading the Fight on Crime
Andrew has been meeting officers across Lancashire Constabulary, but as he can’t visit all the several thousand officers and staff he also recorded a message to be sent out to them, explaining his priorities for policing over the coming years.
Here’s some highlights of what he had to say about leading the fight against crime.
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