County police is rated '˜good' by inspectors

Lancashire Police is doing a good job of keeping the public safe from crime and has the support of the public.

Sunday, 11th December 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:36 pm
Mike Cunningham

Those are the findings of a new national report into the performance and leadership of police forces across the UK.

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies looked into how well forces treat the people they serve, how they ensure their workforce acts ethically and lawfully and whether they treat their workforces with fairness and respect. The

The inspection also included, for the first time, an assessment of how well forces tackle the problem of abuse of authority for sexual gain by members of its workforce.

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No serious issues were found at Lancashire Police.

HM Inspector of Constabulary Mike Cunningham said: “I have judged Lancashire Constabulary as ‘good’ at how legitimately it keeps people safe and reduces crime. We found that staff understand the importance of treating the public fairly and respectfully, which is important in providing an effective service.

“I was pleased to find that the constabulary has a number of ways to promote the lawful and ethical behaviour of its officers.”.