New officers due on beat

Thirty-two officers were welcomed into Lancashire Constabulary.
Thirty-two officers were welcomed into Lancashire Constabulary.

New police constables have been officially sworn into Lancashire Police for the firstr time in several years.

Thirty-two officers were welcomed into the force at an attestation ceremony at Lancashire Constabulary’s headquarters. A further 14 will be attested at another celebration on May 19.

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, said: “One of my key priorities is to protect frontline policing in the county, maintaining a 24-hour service across every inch of the county. All of our new officers have done exceptionally well to make it through the recruitment process, and I now wish them the best of luck as they embark on their initial training. They should be very proud of themselves.

“It has been several years since Lancashire Constabulary has been able to open up recruitment externally, and the demand the force received from people wanting to join was phenomenal.

“The roles these new officers will play in Lancashire will be vital – they will be responsible for keeping the public 
safe, upholding the highest standards of honesty and integrity and representing Lancashire Constabulary in our communities.”