Tuesday, 7 August 2012

100 days until Lancashire elects first Police and Crime Commissioner

Today marks 100 days until the election of Lancashire's first Police and Crime Commissioner.

Lancashire residents will vote to elect a PCC on 15th November, with the successful candidate announced the following day.

The PCC will replace the current Lancashire Police Authority.

With just 100 days to go, the Authority is reminding the people of Lancashire of the forthcoming election and to ensure that they are registered to vote.

Following a recent review from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Lancashire Police Authority has been praised for its work in preparing for the incoming Commissioner.

Published just last month, the report  noted Lancashire Police Authority has already put in place sound plans for managing the handover to PCCs, including ensuring partners are involved in the transition and making the public aware of what the changes will mean to them (using innovative communication channels).

"The Authority is continuing to work hard to prepare for the arrival of the Police and Crime Commissioner," says LPA Chairman Bruce Jassi. "There is still a long road ahead.

"Today marks a significant milestone for the Authority: with 100 days to go, we are continuing to manage internal matters appropriately whilst guiding the people of Lancashire through this transition and informing them of the many changes it may bring.

"The recent HMIC report was an important one for us; reinforcing our belief that our preparations are on track. We will remain positive and continue in our aim to provide a secure and smooth transition over to the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner in November."

• For more information about the election of Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner, go to: www.lancspcc.co.uk or follow them on Twitter: @LancsPCC

• The full HMIC report can be found at www.hmic.gov.uk/inspections/police-authority-inspections

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