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Month: June 2017

Commissioner welcomes new Chief Constable

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has welcomed Andy Rhodes into his new role as Chief Constable of Lancashire. Chief Constable Rhodes came through a two day interview process supported by the College of Policing and starts in post following his previous role as the Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable. Mr Rhodes began his policing career in Lancashire in 1991, […]

29 June, 2017

Accrington hub opens its doors to victims of crime

Lancashire Victim Services launched their Accrington Hub at an event for partners and stakeholders today, 27 June 2017, to offer emotional support, information and practical help to victims and witnesses of crime. The event, opened by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw served to share information about the service with local organisations, to hear how victims are already benefiting and […]

27 June, 2017

Commissioner praises police after drugs gang jailed for 66 years

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has paid tribute to the efforts of officers after a gang of drug dealers were jailed for a total of over 60 years. Operation Kaleidoscope targeted a Merseyside based organised crime group (OCG) known to drug users in Blackpool as “Scouse Macca”. The members of the group were responsible for supplying class A […]

Front counter review reveals dramatic drop in public use

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner and Lancashire Constabulary have today launched a consultation on police plans to reduce the number of front counters at police  stations across the county as the number of people using the service continues to fall. In some stations as few as three people per day have visited on core business, leaving the Constabulary with little [...]

26 June, 2017

Front Counter Review – Frequently Asked Questions

Why does Lancashire Police want to reduce the number of front counters at police stations? The Constabulary needs to make sure it is using its resources wisely and getting good value for money especially as they still have to make £19.8m more in savings by 2020. Serving a member of public at our enquiry desks based on the costs of […]

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

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Supports Rossendale Borough Council’s CCTV Upgrade

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw has supported Rossendale Council’s efforts to upgrade their CCTV system with £52,000 worth of match funding. Rossendale Borough Council requested the funding for the work which will see new cameras installed in Bacup, Haslingden, Stacksteads and Rawtenstall. Each area will require a fibre broadband connection to ensure high quality images can be shared […]

21 June, 2017

Lancashire Hubs Open Their Doors to Victims of Crime

Lancashire Victim Services are launching their Hubs at events for partners and stakeholders this month, to offer emotional support, information and practical help to victims and witnesses of crime. The events, opened by Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw in Preston, Blackpool, Accrington and Lancaster, will serve to share information about the service with local organisations, to hear how victims are […]

Preventing online fraud is key as World Elder Abuse Day focuses on financial exploitation

As we increasingly live our lives through the internet – shopping, banking and socialising online – crime, especially fraud is a growing concern. We know that when it comes to these offences the criminals will relentlessly target the most vulnerable in our society, especially older people. Research for the United Nations released as part of today’s World Elder Abuse Awareness […]

15 June, 2017

Community groups across Lancashire receive over £80,000 to tackle crime and anti-social behavior

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner awarded £80,000 to local groups and organisations as part of his Community Action Fund (CAF) initiative. The CAF has been distributed to specific groups across the county to help enhance their area in a bid to cut crime, reduce re-offending and support victims. In total £80,511.09 was allocated within the last financial year, a significant […]

14 June, 2017
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