Lancashire police boss voices concerns over cuts

Lancashire Telegraph: Clive Grunshaw Clive Grunshaw

LANCASHIRE’S Police and Crime Commissioner has written to the Home Secretary to express his concern over the impact further police cuts could have.

Clive Grunshaw said Lancashire Police was fast approaching a ‘tipping point’.

He said: “The police force as a whole has never had to endure cuts on this scale and, while so far we have managed to ride the changes without seeing a detrimental impact on levels of reported crime, this cannot continue.

“This government should stop being complacent about the crime statistics and realise that there are consequences to their decisions.

“Crime has been at an unprecedented low but, as the cuts really start to bite, so we will start to see year-on-year increases.

"Chief constable Steve Finnigan points to a rise in first-time offenders turning to shoplifting to put food on their tables.

“It is a fact that, while the constabulary is facing significant financial challenges, so are Lancashire's residents – and we cannot ignore the potential impact this has on crime levels.”

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10:21am Wed 4 Dec 13

vicn1956 says...

You and your cronies could help by resigning thus saving your salaries and expenses.
You and your cronies could help by resigning thus saving your salaries and expenses. vicn1956

10:36am Wed 4 Dec 13

You're not mugging me off that easily says...

You're wasting your time Clive, that clueless, odious, repugnant cretin Theresa May couldn't care less what impact budget cuts have.
You're wasting your time Clive, that clueless, odious, repugnant cretin Theresa May couldn't care less what impact budget cuts have. You're not mugging me off that easily

11:20am Wed 4 Dec 13

glossopkid says...

You're not mugging me off that easily wrote:
You're wasting your time Clive, that clueless, odious, repugnant cretin Theresa May couldn't care less what impact budget cuts have.
I don't think he is wasting his time "M", somebody has to raise the concerns.
I hope you also wrote about waiting times for the CPS to make decisions, as your case hasn't been resolved as yet.

Also Clive I wish somebody would look the criteria set for charging individuals, if its weak evidence than the CPS should not take it to court, as this will definitely reduce wastage of money. Recently there has been a few cases in the media describing charges of individuals who than get taken to court and the case collapses due to not enough evidence. Surely that is not right! Please look into this Clive.

I know you will not agree with me "M" but that's I how I feel. All our services have be accountable for how they deliver, with honesty, transparency and fairness. Just my opinion!
[quote][p][bold]You're not mugging me off that easily[/bold] wrote: You're wasting your time Clive, that clueless, odious, repugnant cretin Theresa May couldn't care less what impact budget cuts have.[/p][/quote]I don't think he is wasting his time "M", somebody has to raise the concerns. I hope you also wrote about waiting times for the CPS to make decisions, as your case hasn't been resolved as yet. Also Clive I wish somebody would look the criteria set for charging individuals, if its weak evidence than the CPS should not take it to court, as this will definitely reduce wastage of money. Recently there has been a few cases in the media describing charges of individuals who than get taken to court and the case collapses due to not enough evidence. Surely that is not right! Please look into this Clive. I know you will not agree with me "M" but that's I how I feel. All our services have be accountable for how they deliver, with honesty, transparency and fairness. Just my opinion! glossopkid

8:37pm Wed 4 Dec 13

mavrick says...

Bit late Clive, everybody knew how serious the cuts would be. Crime has not gone down, reported crime may have but the unduly lenient services make the victim realise it was not worth the trouble. apart from that crime does pay.
Bit late Clive, everybody knew how serious the cuts would be. Crime has not gone down, reported crime may have but the unduly lenient services make the victim realise it was not worth the trouble. apart from that crime does pay. mavrick

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