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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

First Hate Crime ‘Support to Report’ services in Lancashire

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner joined representatives from Lancashire Constabulary and partner organisations who have successfully become third party ‘Support to Report’ services for hate crimes and incidents, marking the end of National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Members of the public will be able to report hate crimes through these organisations – Disability Equality North West, Lancashire Council of Mosques, […]

19 October, 2017

Commissioner leads celebrations as Lancashire becomes first White Ribbon County

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw is leading celebrations as his bid to make Lancashire the first White Ribbon County in the UK has resulted in public sector organisations across the county being accredited by the White Ribbon Campaign. The Commissioner was joined by Chief Constable Andy Rhodes in hosting a celebration event at the Harris Museum in Preston […]

3 October, 2017

Commissioner attends launch of cyber crime awareness scheme

On 7 September 2017 the Commissioner attended the first training session for Lancashire Constabulary’s volunteer cyber crime awareness scheme. The scheme, run in partnership with the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership, will see volunteers with experience in computing and cyber security going into the community and is believed to be the first of its kind in the country. As part of their […]

8 September, 2017

Commissioner sees new East Lancashire CCTV hub in action

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner visited a new centralised CCTV hub, to see in action the state-of-the-art facility after funding £100,000 towards its launch earlier this year. Based in King Georges Hall, Blackburn, the hub covers nearly 250 cameras across East Lancashire in Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn, Burnley, Pendle and Preston. The Commissioner visited the hub to look at how […]

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

Young people across Lancashire warned on dangers of grooming and exploitation

Dozens of young people in Lancashire took part in an event aimed at raising awareness of child sexual exploitation. The story of a young girl raped and killed by a man 13 days after he first contacted her online was used to highlight the dangers of grooming at the conference in Blackpool on Tuesday (November 8). Seventy Lancashire school pupils […]

7 November, 2016

Commissioner welcomes report into efficiency of police

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, has welcomed a report from independent inspectors that rated Lancashire Constabulary as one of the most efficient forces in the country. The report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) into the efficiency of police forces found Lancashire to be ‘good’ overall at efficiently keeping people safe and reducing crime. Furthermore, inspectors could […]

3 November, 2016
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