Leyland Police Station’s front counter has this month reopened to the public.Advertisement
On 1 November, the station reopened for residents to visit, talk face to face with officers and report crime as part of the crime commissioner’s commitment to each borough having at least one open police front desk.
Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden joined Katherine Fletcher MP to mark the opening.
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Snowden said: “I’ve been pleased to hear the positive reaction since Leyland Police Station opened to the public once again after being closed for several years.
“People value being able to talk face to face with officers, and it helps people feel confident that the police will be there when they need them.
“We are continuing to take a fair and balanced approach that ensures each borough has access to a police front desk, whilst balancing resources against the priority of getting officers onto our streets and getting tough on crime. This is what the public wants to see and what we’re going to deliver.”
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He said it is another exciting step as he leads the fight against crime in Lancashire, using resources to keep people safe and make communities feel safer.
Snowden plans to work closely with the chief constable to deliver the priorities set out in his Police and Crime Plan. He said he wants to ensure that investment in officers through the government uplift means there is nowhere to hide for criminals in Lancashire.
He said the move is part of his wish for Lancashire Constabulary to be accessible and at the heart of the communities it serves.
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Katherine Fletcher MP said: “This is great news and something my constituents will welcome. It is right that the people of South Ribble once again can access the police, face to face, without leaving the borough.
“I look forward to continuing working with Andrew on making South Ribble safer and tackling the issues that matter to people that contact me, such as anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and violent crime.”
Snowden discussed local issues and how he plans to address them, particularly anti-social behaviour and drug dealing.
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He talked about his Police and Crime Plan, set to launch before the end of this year, and its development. Snowden also discussed how he expects to deliver on the priorities that are important to residents.
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