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Lancashire Constabulary to recruit 160 new police officers

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Lancashire Constabulary is looking for 160 new police officers to tackle crime, support the vulnerable and keep communities safe.

The roles are not for extra officers, but are needed to replace those that leave the constabulary, mainly through retirement, to ensure the force remains operationally resilient.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “This is an important investment in Lancashire Constabulary and a chance to recruit officers from under-represented communities.

“We need to replace the officers due to leave in the coming months in order to ensure the force can continue to deliver the high level of service that residents rightly expect. But the public also need to know they are being policed by officers who understand and relate to them, which is why I am committed to making sure the workforce better reflects our diverse communities.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work for one of the best police forces in the country and I hope to see applications from people of all backgrounds who want to serve their local community.”

Deputy Chief Constable Andy Rhodes added: “The way we police our communities has changed significantly over recent years and we are keen to recruit individuals who can represent the diverse communities we serve.   There are a wide range of roles that require an ever growing range of skills such as languages, IT, customer services and working with vulnerable people including the elderly and young as well as the under-represented communities and we need to attract people from a wider audience to reflect this.”

“Policing is a great career with opportunities to progress through the ranks, while serving your local community.”

Following the recruitment process, training will commence in autumn 2017 and the new officers will be posted right across Lancashire.

Applicants can apply online at Lancashire.police.uk/policeofficer from 1 November to 18 November 2016

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