Thousands apply to become police officers

Photo Ian Robinson'Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Photo Ian Robinson'Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Almost 3,000 people have applied to become a police officer with Lancashire Constabulary.

The recruitment window for the 120 new posts has now closed and all applicants will be contacted the week commencing November 23 to let them know whether they have been successful or not.

The chosen candidates will be recruited to start training from June 2016.

The latest round of recruitment is going ahead despite the warning this week from Chief Constable Steve Finnigan and Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw of potentially devastating further cuts to the force.

Both the Chief Constable and the Police and Crime Commissioner are doing all they can to push back on these proposed cuts as well as trying to gain public support.

PCC Clive Grunshaw said: “We need to maintain our recruitment levels for this year and I wish all the applicants well with their applications. Lancashire Constabulary will remain one of the best forces in the country to work for.