Leyland Police Station’s front counter will reopen to the public on Monday 1 November.Advertisement
The Leyland front counter closed in 2018 alongside several others across the county as part of a series of cost-saving measures. The station will operate from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday.
The announcement is part of Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden’s drive to improve public confidence and ensure people are aware that police are available when they need them.
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Snowden said: “I am delighted we have been able to reopen Leyland Police Station to the public, ensuring that the people of South Ribble once again have access to an open front counter in the borough.
“Both before and after I was elected, residents have told me how much they missed this service. Thanks to the support of the chief constable, I am pleased we have been able to make this significant change, building on the reopening of Clitheroe front counter in September.”
He said he firmly believes this is how policing in Lancashire should be, part of the community. But he said they still have a lot of work ahead to manage non-crime demand, improve public engagement and recruit officers through the uplift programme.
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Snowden said: “Announcements like this show we are delivering on the priorities of the people of Lancashire when it comes to policing in the county and making sure people feel safe.
“This is another positive step forward as I lead the fight against crime and work with the chief constable to ensure criminals know if they operate in Lancashire, there is nowhere to hide, and they will be removed from our streets.”
Chief Inspector Chris Abbott from Lancashire Constabulary said the service will provide an additional way for local residents to contact them to discuss local issues or make a non-urgent crime report.
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Abbott said: “Coupled with the significant investment in our force control room, including the launch of a new dedicated online crime reporting team, it should enable the public to access our services more easily.”
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