Lancashire residents encouraged to be ‘In the Know’ to help fight crime

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RESIDENTS across Lancashire are being encouraged to sign up to a crime busting message scheme aimed at keeping people ‘In the Know’.

The free service, which is being run by Lancashire Constabulary, allows residents to receive speedy information from the police about a range of matters from suspicious behaviour, local crime issues and missing people along with information about the Constabulary’s various ‘Watch’ schemes including Neighbourhood Watch and Farmwatch.

Those who sign up can choose to receive information about everything or they can be more specific to a particular area they are interested in.

Over 6000 people are now signed up to the scheme which has been running for over a year.

Sgt Chris Brooks, who coordinates the scheme, said: “In the Know is a fantastic scheme, which allows residents to keep in touch with the things that concern them and the area in which they live.

“People can specify the type of information they want to receive. For instance, rural residents may only be interested in crimes affecting the farming community or business owners may only want to know about any crimes which have been committed on the nearby industrial estates. Alternatively, residents may just want to know about crimes affecting their local neighbourhood.

“It’s about encouraging all sectors of the community to become involved in the fight against crime. It’s really easy to sign up – there are no costs, obligations or contracts and residents can opt out at any time.”

All personal details are securely held under the provisions of the Data Protection Act and are never shared with commercial organisations.

For further information or to sign up to the scheme, people can visit

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