Lancashire Police has been bolstered by an additional 133 officers since the government launched a major police recruitment drive over a year ago.Advertisement
The addition of the new officers brings the total number of police across the force up to 2,988.
This means there are now more front-line officers on the streets to keep the public safe.
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Since the launch of the Government’s recruitment campaign one year ago, a total of 6,620 extra officers have joined police forces across England and Wales.
The new statistics also show that the police workforce is now more diverse than ever before, with 10.2 per cent of new recruits identifying as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, and with 9,871 of all officers now being from these groups.
This recruitment drive is at the centre of the government’s commitment to back the police with more resources, powers and support to keep the public and their communities safe.
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Alongside the recruitment campaign, the Government has announced the second round of the Safer Streets Fund, backed by £20 million of new money, to crack down on neighbourhood crimes that blight our communities.
This funding will enable PCC’s and Local Authorities to make crime cutting interventions in residential areas to ensure people feel safe in their communities.
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