Police to come under scrutiny

Clive Grunshaw police and crime commissioner
Clive Grunshaw police and crime commissioner
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The behaviour, actions and decisions of police officers and staff is set to come under public scrutiny for the first time.

Lancashire’s police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw revealed the force is to create a new Combined Ethics Committee.

Together with the Chief Constable Steve Finnigan, Mr Grunshaw has set up the committee with the aim of making the police force more open and ensuring officers and staff always act in the public interest when carrying out their roles.

Mr Grunshaw said: “It is vitally important the public have trust and confidence in policing in Lancashire.

“Research shows us confidence is currently high in the county, but I want to make sure there is public scrutiny which demonstrates officers and staff are acting to the high standards expected of them.

“Increased transparency can only be a good thing for residents and I am delighted we are now at the stage where we are seeking to get this Combined Ethics Committee up and running.”

Applicants must live or work in Lancashire and not be part of Lancashire Police. The closing date for applications is February 13. For more details go to www.lancashire-pcc.gov.uk