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New Police and Crime Commissioner takes up post

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Andrew Snowden has taken up his post as the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire. In his new role Mr Snowden will be the voice of the public for policing in Lancashire. He will be responsible for ensuring Lancashire Constabulary is run effectively and efficiently, and for holding the Chief Constable to account for delivery of his new Police and Crime Plan.

Lancashire PCC Andrew Snowden said: "I am honoured to have been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner and I want to thank Lancashire residents for putting their trust in me to take on this important role.

"Today I've met the Chief Constable to set out my priorities for Lancashire and to start working together to tackle crime.

"My message to the law-abiding citizens of Lancashire, to the local communities and to our police force, is simple: I am on your side, I will be your voice and I will work tirelessly alongside the Chief Constable and the Constabulary to reduce crime and to make sure that Lancashire is a safe place to live.

"I will ensure that the numbers of police staff and officers will increase and I am determined to ensure that, together with our partners, we will take steps to tackle the issues that trouble our local communities such as anti-social behaviour.

"It is vital that we work together in addressing the underlying causes of crime through prevention, to stop it from happening in the first place and to avoid innocent people becoming victims."

Mr. Snowden was declared as the new PCC for Lancashire following elections on the 6th of May. The count took place at Blackburn's King George's Hall on Monday, 9th of May and Mr. Snowden's tenure as PCC commences today, 13th of May 2021. His new post follows on from previous senior roles at Salford University as well as his role as County Councillor for Lancashire County Council where he served between 2017 and 2021.

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