LANCASHIRE’S police force has been praised for the way in which it has dealt with the on-going coronavirus pandemic, with the commissioner pledging he will do all he can to ensure this continues to be the case.

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said the way Lancashire Constabulary has risen to the unique challenge of dealing with the outbreak has been ‘hugely impressive’.

Mr Grunshaw is having regular meetings with the Chief Constable and other senior leaders within the force, stating his office is a key part of holding the force to account against the police and crime plan, with said conferences moving online during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Speaking after the latest meeting he said: “As the public’s voice in policing it is really important to me that I raise issues that are important to people and ensure that policing in Lancashire is delivering the efficient, effective service that the public expect and deserve.

“After once again been named as outstanding when it comes to the way we use the resources at our disposal, it is crucial that we continue to maintain this high quality of service and the high standards of service that we have built here in Lancashire.

“The way the service has risen to the unique challenges brought by the pandemic, adapting the work that they do whilst still ensuring that day to day policing continued to keep people safe and take criminals off our streets, has been hugely impressive and I will continue to act as a critical friend to the force as we all work together to deliver for Lancashire.”