Lancashire Police looking to recruit from diverse backgrounds

Stock picture of a police officer on the beat to go with story about levels of fitness among Lancashire police officers
Stock picture of a police officer on the beat to go with story about levels of fitness among Lancashire police officers

Lancashire Constabulary is looking to recruit 160 new officers.

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

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said: “This is an important investment 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.

“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 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 range of roles that require skills such as languages, IT, working with vulnerable people as well as the under-represented communities and we need to attract people from a wider audience to reflect this.”

Training begins in autumn 2017. Applicants can apply at Lancashire.police.uk/policeofficer from November 1st to November 18th.