Leyland Police Station front counter now open

Posted on - 16th November, 2021 - 10:49am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Leyland, South Ribble News
Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden with Ch Ins Abbott

Leyland Police Station’s front counter has this month reopened to the public.


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.

Read more: Man seen trying car doors on Holland House estate

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden Joined Katherine Fletcher MP to mark the opening of Leyland Police Station

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.”

Read more: Police find axe near Fishwick play area during weapons sweep

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.

Read more: Woman posing as carer tries to enter elderly resident’s home in Preston’s College Court 

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.

Read more: Review offering covers for drinks to help prevent spiking incidents

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.

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Are you glad the front counter is open again? Let us know in the comments below

Preston in pictures The Station, Preston. 1539Adelphi quarter , preston , 23.06.2022St Walburge's Church, preston 23.06.2022Former Tithebarn pub and Preston Bus StationHarris Museum and Art GalleryRed telephone boxesRed telephone box on Market StreetPreston 2022 View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.