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Save Lancs Police

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Lancashire Police is one of the most progressive, efficient forces in the UK and has already made huge and significant cuts to the budget.  The proposed cuts by Government will impact negatively on every individual, family, business and community within Lancashire.

Should the proposed cuts go ahead it will mean an end to being able to tackle crime proactively and preventatively and instead see the force become a reactive one, only able to deal with genuine life and death emergencies.

The cuts will mean areas such as Neighbourhood Policing, Road Policing, Mounted Division & Dogs will need to be disbanded along with severe impacts on areas such as the Serious Organised Crime Unit & Force Major Investigation Team.

What this means to the people of Lancashire will be an inability to deal with issues such as juvenile nuisance, neighbourhood disputes, education of young people, supporting the families of those injured in serious or fatal road traffic accidents, the ability to locate missing people, detect drugs, firearms and explosives, the ability to deal with large scale public disorder. It will also mean those most vulnerable such as victims of domestic violence, child sexual exploitation & rape will be provided a reduced service. Effectively the force will not be able to guarantee the safety of the general public who they have sworn to protect & serve through no fault of their own.

We the public ask you, to step in and see common sense.  As Prime Minister you have a duty to protect the people in Lancashire and by imposing these cuts on the Police you are personally putting the public of Lancashire at risk, and you should be answerable to every victim of crime once these cuts are implemented.  It may be a bit of paper or figures on a spreadsheet to you but what you are asking is too much.  We need our Police Force and we will not stand by while you destroy it.

Stop the cuts to Lancashire Police. While Lancashire police have worked hard to find the cuts imposed on them in the past, the latest cuts are too far and will have a detrimental effect on the people who live in Lancashire.



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