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Raising public awareness for PCCs in Lancashire

Lancashire Police Authority has launched a new website to inform public about the new Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs), ahead of their elections in November.

The website will include latest news on the transition to the new structure, information about the duties of PCCs and Police Crime Panels, who will hold them to account, important information and advice for candidates and details about the voting system.

It will encourage residents to understand the role and purpose of PCCs, and further action is planned by the Authority to keep local people regularly up to date with the forthcoming change.

Miranda Carruthers-Watt, CEO of Lancashire Police Authority, said: “The introduction of PCCs marks an important turning point in the relationship between the public and the police and we want to equipLancashireresidents with all the knowledge and information necessary to enable them to make informed decisions about the future of policing in our county.

“This website rallies our communities together under one common aim: to Be Part of It and have a greater influence over the way local policing is delivered. It will also act as a valuable source of information for potential candidates, providing them with a clear local insight into policing inLancashireto enable them to build a suitable campaign.

“Although the elections will take place in November, we are calling on all our residents to act now by arming themselves with the knowledge they need to influence the policing agenda inLancashire.”

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