Policing chief’s praise for link-up on wildlife crime

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

A specialist training course which saw Lancashire police officers join forces with their neighbours to tackle wildlife crime has been praised by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Lancashire Constabulary and Cumbria Police joined forces to deliver specialist training to 30 wildlife crime officers from both forces at Lancashire’s Hutton headquarters, with support from the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NCWU).

Clive Grunshaw, Lancashire’s PCC, has made tackling rural crime issues a priority in his Police and Crime Plan, and said he was delighted to see the two North West forces working in partnership.

He said: “Partnership work is incredibly important if we are to maintain the resilience of policing in the county in the face of continuing Government cuts. Pooling resources gets the best value for money for Lancashire’s residents.”