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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

Commissioner’s Nest Lancashire service launches toolkit to tackle child sexual exploitation

A toolkit to help tackle child sexual exploitation has been unveiled by Nest Lancashire and Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw at a one day conference in Blackburn today, 13 November 2017. Nest Lancashire and the Commissioner’s office have been working with Lancashire Constabulary, teachers and professionals from across the county to develop the toolkit which will provide materials […]

13 November, 2017

Commissioner welcomes average speed camera enforcement on B6232 Grane Road

Lancashire’s Police & Crime Commissioner has welcomed the installation of average speed cameras on the B6232 Grane Road – which will be enforced from Monday 6th November. Following their installation and a successful period of testing, the cameras will now go live for enforcement between Junction 5 of the M65 near Belthorn through to the A56 at Haslingden – a […]

3 November, 2017

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 sees new modern slavery suite as national report says more work to be done

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has visited a new modern slavery victims’ suite to highlight the good work of Lancashire Constabulary as a national report highlights concerns about the way modern slavery cases are dealt with. Based in the east of the county, the two-room suite is designed to make victims of modern slavery feel more at ease during what […]

24 October, 2017

Police Station Front Counters to Close Following Public Consultation

Ten of Lancashire Constabulary’s most underused police station front counters are set to close next year as the police service continues to find ways to improve delivery on reducing budgets. The move follows a review carried out by the Constabulary and Police & Crime Commissioner which showed that as few as three people a day were visiting some of the […]

24 August, 2017

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

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: GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STOP CONNING THE PUBLIC OVER CUTS TO POLICING

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has urged the Government to stop conning the public over claims it has protected police funding at 2015/16 levels. The plea comes after the Government revealed its latest finance settlement for PCCs to fund their police services which shows a grant reduction of £3.5m for the same period. The Policing Minister, Brandon Lewis, today revealed […]

15 December, 2016

Commissioner seeks views on council tax

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, has today launched a survey asking the public if they want to freeze or increase the amount they pay towards policing in the county. The Commissioner is responsible for setting the budget for the police and for deciding the amount of council tax (known as the precept) the public in Lancashire pay towards […]

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