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Intelligence and Support Functions 2015/16

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Intelligence

  • The role of the Force Intelligence Department (FID) is to provide diverse and extensive information/intelligence services to the Constabulary and other law enforcement agencies.
  • The department’s core objectives are to deliver level two intelligence in support of the National Intelligence Model, to deliver intelligence and information support services and to deliver pro-active and covert services to the Constabulary.
  • This is done through specialist strategic, tactical and professional functions.
  • A range of specialist units make up the FID, the processing of all Lancashire intelligence, international and Interpol liaison, CEOP single point of contact, public order related events and intelligence linked to the likes of anti fracking protestors and defence league type groups.

Support functions

  • Support functions refer to the back office functions which provide specialist support to assist the delivery of front-line policing in Lancashire.
  • This covers departments including human resources, finance, fleet services, estates, information communications technology (ICT), professional standards, media and engagement, corporate development, procurement, training, administration support, risk management and catering.
  • These departments are responsible for a variety of functions crucial to the day-to-day running of the Constabulary, including vehicle maintenance, payroll, recruitment and selection, training for police officers and staff, dealing with public complaints and the enforcement of professional behaviour standards.
  • Lancashire Constabulary has 4,500 computer workstations across the Force and approximately 5,000 telephone handsets which the ICT department is responsible for.
  • The fleet department manages a total of 950 vehicles, which do around 16,000,000 miles a year.
  • On average, Lancashire Constabulary’s press office takes around 900 media calls every month.
  • In a year, around 650 press releases are sent to the media from the Press Office, informing the media and public about some of the work the Force does.