Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

Lancashire Police to recruit 100 new officers

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ONE hundred new officers are set be taken on by Lancashire Police.

The recruitment drive will be the first time in five years external candidates have been able to apply to join the force.

However the number of total officers in the county is still expected to fall by 700 by 2017.

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “This decision gives us an excellent opportunity to bring new people into the force, and it also provides us with a chance to ensure we continue to develop a force which is representative of the communities it serves.

“But I must be very clear, I told residents I could not give them more police officers, and that remains the case.

“The number of officers in the force will reduce by 700 overall by 2017 but as we downsize, the chief constable and I have a duty to maintain the resilience of the force.

“That means making sure we do not lose more than 700 officers through natural turnover – and that will be the case if we do not act now to recruit.

“This recruitment window does not detract from the difficulties the force is facing, however it demonstrates our commitment to maintaining the strength of Lancashire’s frontline policing provision – an area of policing which is highly valued by the public.”

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DCC Andy Rhodes added: “We need to recruit to remain operationally resilient and at the same time we need to be representative of the communities we serve.

“We know people want to join us as police officers and they have been unable to do so for nearly five years but now is their chance.

“There will be fierce competition which is great news for us and for the communities of Lancashire, as it means we will only accept the best.”

The recruitment window will open at 11am tomorrow, and the force will issue 500 recruitment packs to candidates.

Call 0845 155 5666 for a recruitment pack.

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10:20am Wed 23 Apr 14

HarryBosch says...

I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?
I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing? HarryBosch
  • Score: -2

10:27am Wed 23 Apr 14

Graham Hartley says...

HarryBosch wrote:
I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?
No. That's Maginotline policing.
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?[/p][/quote]No. That's Maginotline policing. Graham Hartley
  • Score: 11

2:07pm Wed 23 Apr 14

jogalot says...

So they're losing 700 officers over the next 3 years but they are recruiting 100 new officers >>> so police on minimum wage too then.
So they're losing 700 officers over the next 3 years but they are recruiting 100 new officers >>> so police on minimum wage too then. jogalot
  • Score: 11

2:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

HarryBosch wrote:
I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?
Mmmm 100 officer + 100 extra top of the range cars no doubt sounds really economic don't you think ?? (they seem to need one each these days)
[quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?[/p][/quote]Mmmm 100 officer + 100 extra top of the range cars no doubt sounds really economic don't you think ?? (they seem to need one each these days) ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 6

3:44pm Wed 23 Apr 14

mavrick says...

We must have the most demoralised police service in the world. How can we justify getting rid of experienced officers who have cost a lot of money to train and replace them with novices with a degree in everything they don't need.
We must have the most demoralised police service in the world. How can we justify getting rid of experienced officers who have cost a lot of money to train and replace them with novices with a degree in everything they don't need. mavrick
  • Score: 10

8:19pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Trinitylad says...

Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!!
Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!! Trinitylad
  • Score: 1

8:21pm Wed 23 Apr 14

happycyclist says...

mavrick wrote:
We must have the most demoralised police service in the world. How can we justify getting rid of experienced officers who have cost a lot of money to train and replace them with novices with a degree in everything they don't need.
And the happiest scumbags, lowlifes and criminals in the world, as they realise that their lives are getting easier and easier.
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: We must have the most demoralised police service in the world. How can we justify getting rid of experienced officers who have cost a lot of money to train and replace them with novices with a degree in everything they don't need.[/p][/quote]And the happiest scumbags, lowlifes and criminals in the world, as they realise that their lives are getting easier and easier. happycyclist
  • Score: 7

9:34pm Wed 23 Apr 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

100 new officers? That should be enough to stop people calling each other names on Twitter and Facebook
100 new officers? That should be enough to stop people calling each other names on Twitter and Facebook BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 5

9:36pm Wed 23 Apr 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Trinitylad wrote:
Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!!
You don't need a criminal record to believe the police 'force' has turned into a bunch of politically correct box tickers who go for easy targets.
[quote][p][bold]Trinitylad[/bold] wrote: Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!![/p][/quote]You don't need a criminal record to believe the police 'force' has turned into a bunch of politically correct box tickers who go for easy targets. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 3

10:42pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

ConcernedOssy wrote:
HarryBosch wrote:
I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?
Mmmm 100 officer + 100 extra top of the range cars no doubt sounds really economic don't you think ?? (they seem to need one each these days)
Yeah cos Hyundai I30 estates really are top of the range prestige motors aren't they?
[quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?[/p][/quote]Mmmm 100 officer + 100 extra top of the range cars no doubt sounds really economic don't you think ?? (they seem to need one each these days)[/p][/quote]Yeah cos Hyundai I30 estates really are top of the range prestige motors aren't they? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

10:46pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Steven Seagull says...

BuckoTheMoose wrote:
Trinitylad wrote:
Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!!
You don't need a criminal record to believe the police 'force' has turned into a bunch of politically correct box tickers who go for easy targets.
Got plenty of facts to back up your ridiculous statement have you?
[quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trinitylad[/bold] wrote: Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!![/p][/quote]You don't need a criminal record to believe the police 'force' has turned into a bunch of politically correct box tickers who go for easy targets.[/p][/quote]Got plenty of facts to back up your ridiculous statement have you? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 1

10:53pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Graham Hartley says...

Trinitylad wrote:
Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!!
It's rather easy to point to cases in which the police and its representative officers have failed to behave as we commonly expect. Media intrusion and its prominence is proposed as the Aunt Sally, though such mechanisms are so often ways to approach truth. In one word... Hillsborough.
[quote][p][bold]Trinitylad[/bold] wrote: Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!![/p][/quote]It's rather easy to point to cases in which the police and its representative officers have failed to behave as we commonly expect. Media intrusion and its prominence is proposed as the Aunt Sally, though such mechanisms are so often ways to approach truth. In one word... Hillsborough. Graham Hartley
  • Score: -6

7:20am Thu 24 Apr 14

BuckoTheMoose says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
BuckoTheMoose wrote:
Trinitylad wrote:
Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!!
You don't need a criminal record to believe the police 'force' has turned into a bunch of politically correct box tickers who go for easy targets.
Got plenty of facts to back up your ridiculous statement have you?
Yes, plenty. I invite you to do your own research because if you think my statement is ridiculous you must lead a very blinkered existence and probably think only criminals and those with something to hide think like I do.

They don't. Many people like me who used to have a healthy respect for the law have now lost that respect since the remit of the police changed with the last Labour government.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BuckoTheMoose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trinitylad[/bold] wrote: Why is everyone on here so negative about the police, bad experiences or criminal records ?? We have one of best police forces in the country, they have had massive cuts but keep doing the job, would you do it, could you do it, instead of knocking them why not support them or are you truly morons !!![/p][/quote]You don't need a criminal record to believe the police 'force' has turned into a bunch of politically correct box tickers who go for easy targets.[/p][/quote]Got plenty of facts to back up your ridiculous statement have you?[/p][/quote]Yes, plenty. I invite you to do your own research because if you think my statement is ridiculous you must lead a very blinkered existence and probably think only criminals and those with something to hide think like I do. They don't. Many people like me who used to have a healthy respect for the law have now lost that respect since the remit of the police changed with the last Labour government. BuckoTheMoose
  • Score: 4

10:40am Thu 24 Apr 14

ConcernedOssy says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
ConcernedOssy wrote:
HarryBosch wrote:
I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?
Mmmm 100 officer + 100 extra top of the range cars no doubt sounds really economic don't you think ?? (they seem to need one each these days)
Yeah cos Hyundai I30 estates really are top of the range prestige motors aren't they?
They"re far too good for who drives em Why 1 Each
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ConcernedOssy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]HarryBosch[/bold] wrote: I would like to see more traffic officers out on our roads. Does that class as frontline policing?[/p][/quote]Mmmm 100 officer + 100 extra top of the range cars no doubt sounds really economic don't you think ?? (they seem to need one each these days)[/p][/quote]Yeah cos Hyundai I30 estates really are top of the range prestige motors aren't they?[/p][/quote]They"re far too good for who drives em Why 1 Each ConcernedOssy
  • Score: 3

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