MY ROLE AS YOUR PCC

To cut crime and deliver an effective and efficient police service in Lancashire I will

  • hold the chief constable to account for the delivery of the force
  • set and update the Police and Crime Plan for Lancashire
  • set the budget for the Lancashire Police Force as well as the precept
  • meet and consult with Lancashire residents and communities
  • appoint, and where necessary dismiss, the chief constable

In addition to meeting local requirements I will also be working to ensure national  policing requirements are met so that the UK continues to be protected from  threats such as terrorism, civil emergencies, public disorder and organised crime.

Setting direction – I will set strategic direction for the police force and will ensure accountability for policing.

  • As your PCC, I will be accountable to you, the electorate
  • I will set strategic policing priorities to meet local needs
  • I will be holding the force to account through the Chief Constable
  • I will consult with and involve the Lancashire public

Working with partners to prevent and tackle crime and re-offending

  • I will ensure that the police respond effectively to your concerns and threats to public safety
  • I want to promote and enable joined up working on community safety and criminal justice
  • My aim is to increase your confidence in how crime is cut and policing delivered

Being the voice of the public, the vulnerable and victims

  • I will ensure that public priorities are acted upon, victims are consulted and that the most vulnerable individuals are not overlooked
  • All my efforts will comply with the General Equality Duty under the Equality Act
  • As of April 2015 I am responsible for commissioning Victim Services for Lancashire

Contributing to resourcing of policing response to regional and national threats

  • I will ensure an effective policing contribution alongside other partners to national arrangements to protect the public from other cross-boundary threats in line with the strategic policing requirement

Contributing to resourcing of policing response to regional and national threats

  • I will ensure an effective policing contribution alongside other partners to national arrangements to protect the public from other cross-boundary threats in line with the strategic policing requirement

Ensuring value for money

  • I have responsibility for setting the budget. This includes  how much you pay for the police part of your council tax and how policing grants from central government are spent.

I will ensure that the people of Lancashire receive value for money