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Encyclopedia > Lancashire Constabulary
Lancashire Constabulary
Lancashire Constabulary
Lancashire Constabulary area
Coverage
Area Lancashire
Size
Population 1,500,000
Operations
Formed 1974
HQ Hutton, Preston
Officers 3,000
Divisions 8
Stations 32
Chief Constable Steve Finnigan (Acting)
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Website Lancashire Constabulary

Lancashire Constabulary is the Home Office police force responsible for policing the ceremonial county of Lancashire in the North West England. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2165x2670, 87 KB) Summary Map showing police area. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... Preston is a city and local government district in North West England. ... Image File history File links Lancashireconstabulary. ... The modern concept of Small Office and Home Office or SoHo , or Small or Home Office deals with the category of business which can be from 1 to 10 workers. ... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... Lancashire is a county in North West England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. ... North West England is one of the nine regions of England. ...


The force's headquarters are at Hutton, in the city of Preston. The force has over 3,000 officers as well as 500 Police Community Support Officers. The routine patrol officer is not armed but does carry a baton, a CS spray, and handcuffs. All officers and civilian members of staff are required to wear a stab proof vest when on duty and "not in an office environment"; most choose to wear their vest at all times. Preston is a city and local government district in North West England. ... PCSOs working in Bexley A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) is a uniformed civilian working with the police in the United Kingdom. ... Baton can refer to: // Instruments Baton (via French bâton = stick from Late Latin bastum = stout staff, probably of Gaulish origin) refers to several types of cylindrical or tapered instruments composed of a wide variety of materials (finished, not wood in the natural state), with differing functions:- A baton (billy... CS or 2-chlorobenzalmalononitrile (chemical formula: C10H5ClN2) is a substance that is used as a riot control agent and is usually claimed to be non-lethal by the forces who use it. ... Hiatts Speedcuffs in holster, as used by UK police A model wearing handcuffs, waist chain, and thumbcuffs Old handcuffs Handcuffs are restraints designed to secure an individuals wrists close together. ...


Although officers are not routinely armed, Lancashire has several Armed Response Teams carrying G36 assault rifles, Glock pistols and Taser guns. The force also has a Eurocopter helicopter based at BAE Warton Aerodrome, near Preston. H&K G36 The Heckler und Koch Gewehr Model 36 (company designation G36, Bundeswehr designation ) is a modular weapon system designed in West Germany in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Glock is an Austrian defense contractor (named after the founder Gaston Glock) founded in 1963 in Deutsch-Wagram, near Vienna, Austria. ... Summary An electroshock gun or stun gun, is a weapon used for subduing a person by administering an electric shock. ... The Eurocopter Group is a global helicopter manufacturing and support company formed in 1992 from the merger of the helicopter divisions of French Aérospatiale and German DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA). ... BAE Systems plc is the worlds fourth largest defence contractor [2] and a commercial aerospace manufacturer. ... Warton Aerodrome (IATA: N/A, ICAO: EGNO) is located near to Warton village on the Fylde peninsula in Lancashire, England. ... Preston is a city and local government district in North West England. ...


The force is split into eight divisions, six geographical and two tactical. However, the split is approximate, and divisions are deliberately vague, giving a seamless approach to policing in the Lancashire area. The geographical divisions and their headquarters are as follows:

  • Northern - Lancaster (B Division)
  • Western - Blackpool (A Division)
  • Central - Preston (D Division)
  • Southern - Leyland (C Division)
  • Eastern - Blackburn (E Division)
  • Pennine - Burnley (F Division)

The remaining two tactical divisions, labelled only "G (Operations)" and "T (Motorway)", are based at the force headquarters in Preston.


Under proposals made by the Home Secretary on February 6, 2006, it was to have be merged with Cumbria Constabulary. These were accepted by both forces on February 25, and the merger would have taken place on April 1, 2007.[1]. However, in July 2006, both Cumbria and Lancashire Constabularies decided not to proceed with the merger, due to difficulties over funding and start-up costs. The Secretary of State for the Home Department, commonly known as the Home Secretary, is the minister in charge of the United Kingdom Home Office and is responsible for internal affairs in England and Wales, and for immigration and citizenship for the whole United Kingdom (including Scotland and Northern Ireland). ... February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Cumbria Constabulary is the Home Office police force in England covering the county of Cumbria. ... February 25 is the 56th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 2007 (MMVII) will be a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...



Intelligence Analysis


Over recent years, Lancashire Constabulary has developed a reputation for leading the way in Intelligence Analysis and holds an annual Intelligence Analysis conference in Blackpool attended by a large number of analysts from other UK police forces and many other overseas law enforcement agencies.


See also

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External link

  • Force website

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UCLan and the Lancashire Constabulary join forces to launch policing foundation degree - UCLan News (621 words)
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has entered into partnership with the Lancashire Constabulary to launch a Foundation Degree in Policing, believed to be the first in the UK.
Mr Stuart Villers, Head of Training at the Lancashire Constabulary, said: "The Lancashire Constabulary will continue to select and recruit officers by the traditional methods; however this programme is an option that will give students an opportunity, through operational activity and engagement, to make a recognisable and positive contribution to policing within Lancashire's communities.
Due to the intense assessment required throughout the two year course, to get in to the Special Constabulary and the limited placements available with the Lancashire Constabulary, UCLan will initially be offering the Foundation Degree in Policing to a maximum of 40 students.
Lancashire at AllExperts (1472 words)
Lancashire is a county and duchy palatine in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea.
The principal port of Lancashire are the Mersey Ports.
Lancashire is policed by the Lancashire Constabulary, whose territory covers the ceremonial county of Lancashire.
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