First recruits join on the newest route into policing


Lancashire Constabulary continues to strengthen its ranks with 21 new officers who are making history for the force as the first cohort to join from the BSc Professional Policing Degree entry route.

This week, a ceremony was held at the force HQ to formally attest and welcome the new recruits who have graduated from University of Central Lancashire, Edge Hill University and University of Cumbria collectively.

The newest members of the Lancashire Police family are now training to become fully operational for their roles on immediate response and investigations.

Proud family, friends and course tutors looked on at the attestation ceremony which were hosted at police HQ by Deputy Chief Constable Sacha Hatchett and Chief Constable Chris Rowley and other senior leaders in the organisation.

New police officer and Edge Hill University graduate, PC Hannah Speakman said “It feels very surreal to think that 3 years ago I was a new university student starting my journey as one of the first students to begin the BSc Professional Policing Degree to now beginning my policing career in Lancashire. The ceremony was one of my proudest moments which I got to share with my family.”

UCLan graduate PC Damian Stott said “This moment makes the end of studying as a student and three years of working extremely hard and the beginning of my policing career. The attestation ceremony is a proud moment for me and my family and I am looking forward to serving the people of Lancashire.”

Chief Constable Chris Rowley said: “We are extremely pleased to further strengthen the force with this cohort of the highest calibre students who are passionate about keeping the public safe. Our rigorous training will equip them to becomediligent and dedicated officers who uphold our exacting standards and values, with victim impact at the heart of everything they do; working to keep the peace, protect the county’s people and bring offenders to justice.

We are proud and delighted to welcome them to the Lancashire Police family.”

Find out more about our entry routes here.

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Could you get justice for victims of crime like PC Marc?


We wanted to share with you a real glimpse into some of the incidents our officers respond to on a day to day basis.

Once such officer is PC Marc, who along with Police Dog Viper, were the first on scene locate an offender who had stolen a vehicle.

We had a chat with Marc and asked him to tell us a bit more about the shift, and how he put his training, skills and experience into action. Hear what Marc has to say in the next video…

We are immensely proud of Marc, Viper and all the other colleagues who helped to bring the offender to justice and return the vehicle back to its rightful owner.

If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer with Lancashire Constabulary, you can find our about you can also find out about our Police Officer recruitment entry routes here.

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Could you save a life like PC Jack?


We wanted to share with you a real glimpse into some of the incidents our officers respond to on a day to day basis.

Once such officer is PC Jack, who along with his colleague PC Marc, were the first on scene to a drowning accident of a child.

We caught up with Jack and asked him to tell us a bit more about the shift, and how he put his training, skills and experience into action. Jack explains this in the next video.

We are immensely proud of Jack and his colleagues for everything they did at this incident.

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Pictured is Freddie, happy and well after the accident shared kindly by his family, who also sent the following message of thanks…

“Words don’t seem enough when thanking you for saving Freddie’s life. But we want you to know how grateful we are for what you did that day.

We know Freddie might not be here with us today if you hadn’t got to him as quickly as you did.

Thank you so much!”

If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer with Lancashire Constabulary, you can find our about you can also find out about our Police Officer recruitment entry routes here.

Watch some of our other vlogs…

Follow PC Umar on a shift in Accrington

Q&A session with PC Stef Burrows

Thinking about becoming a Police Officer?

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Q&A session with Police Officer Steph


We went out on car patrol with PC Steph and asked her lots of  questions about her experience of joining as a Police Officer on the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship programme. 

Find out what she has to say about the role including the challenging elements and the best part about the role and what she is looking forward to the most in the future.

Could this be the perfect career opportunity for you?

If you are interested in becoming a Police Officer there are two entry routes to choose from dependent upon your prior education attainment.

Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship recruitment is open!

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Police Cadets Q&A session


Ahead of Police Cadet recruitment we recently asked our followers on Instagram to submit their questions to our Police Cadets about being a Police Cadet.

We put those questions to some of our Cadets and filmed their responses.

Watch on to see what they have to say!

Find out more about becoming a Police Cadet.

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50 new Officers hit the beat in Lancashire!


We have this week welcomed fifty new officers to the front line of the Lancashire Constabulary family.

And the new recruits will now be heading out across the county to begin their careers serving and protecting the communities of Lancashire.

Two attestation ceremonies were held at Lancashire Constabulary HQ this week to swear in the new officers who have joined through the Degree Holder Entry Programme (DHEP)

The recruits were sworn in by Chief Constable Chris Rowley and Deputy Chief Constable Sacha Hatchett and joined by family and friends.

PC Awais Hussain said “The attestation ceremony is a really special day for me and my family, as this is the beginning of my career as a Police Constable.  I am devoting my time and effort to serving communities and that is really important to me.”

PC Victoria Hill said “It is great to share this special day in front of my family in particularly my dad as he worked at Lancashire Constabulary.  He is my inspiration and I hope that I can achieve just as much in my career as he did.”

Chief Constable Chris Rowley said: It’s fantastic to officially welcome these new officers to the Lancashire Constabulary family. They have been through a rigorous selection and training programme and I am immensely proud of what they have achieved so far and I look forward to following their careers as they help and protect the communities of Lancashire.

Find out more about becoming a Police Officer here.

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Police Officer Fitness Test with PC Yasmin


We caught up with PC Yasmin Hylton to talk about the Police Officer Fitness Test (Bleep Test) which forms part of the application process.

Here is what she had to say!

Find out more about the role of a Police Officer here!

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Follow PC Umar on a shift in Accrington.


With regular recruitment opportunities to join us as a Police Officer, we armed PC Umar Ijaz with a camera to film a shift in Accrington to get an insight into the role of a Police Officer.

Could this be the perfect career opportunity for you?

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Police Cadet shortlisted for national award

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A volunteer police cadet from Blackpool who has dedicated hours of his time to supporting policing has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

17-year-old Harry Snelson who lives in the Warbreck area has been nominated for a Lord Ferrers Award, which honours those who provide an outstanding contribution to policing through volunteer work.

He has been a police cadet for three years, working his way through the ranks and is now the Inspector of the north Blackpool unit.

Nikki Leigh, coordinator for the Blackpool and Fylde police cadets, nominated Harry for the award. She said: “Harry leads from the front. He’s helpful and kind to the newer cadets and commands the respect of the longer standing cadets who look up to him and seek his guidance.

“He has clocked up over 70 hours of volunteering since the beginning of May, taking part in charity fundraising, gardening, beach cleans, bike coding and countless other things. He is a wonderful example of a police cadet.

“Harry has also done a lot of work to celebrate diversity amongst our workforce. Based on his own experience of being transgender, he gave a talk to the police cadets talking about gender identity, encouraging people to be themselves. He has plans to continue to champion diversity in the workplace too and hopes to continue to share his personal experience amongst police officers and staff to evoke empathy and knowledge when dealing with the trans community.”

The awards are run by the Home Office. There are eleven award categories in total, with Harry being shortlisted for the Volunteer Police Cadet – Individual Award, which is awarded to those who have demonstrated a significant and sustained contribution to youth led social action in support of police or their communities.

The ceremony will take place in London on Thursday 14 October.  

Harry said: “I enjoy sharing my experiences and helping my peers.

“Being nominated feels amazing and I’m very grateful. It shows that all of my hard work has paid off.”

Volunteer police cadets are aged between 13 and 18 and are based in local colleges across Lancashire, meeting one night a week. Cadets are taught basic knowledge in a variety of policing activities and the law, gaining an insight into road safety, first aid, personal safety, conflict management and problem solving.

West Divisional Commander Chief Supt Karen Edwards, who is also the strategic lead for the police cadets, said: “It is inspiring to see Harry using his personal experience to champion diversity and help others.

“We are very proud of Harry and commend him for all the fantastic work that he has done and continues to do. His actions are admirable and he should be an inspiration to other young people.”

Find out more about becoming a Police Cadet here.

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Postman by day and Special Constable by night!

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By day he delivers post to his neighbours and by night he’s serving the people of Lancashire as special constable Gareth Munroe.

Postie Gaz, 29, has been a special constable in East for the past two years and says he now can’t imagine life without his uniform.

He is one of 166 specials who volunteer their time every week to support the neighbourhood teams in our communities.

Gaz said he has regularly used his police skills during his postal round and is never really fully off-duty.

He added: “I was delivering on a street recently and there was a domestic assault happening a few doors up from where I was. I called it in straight away and gave a full witness statement, had I not been in the police maybe I wouldn’t have known to act in that way. I’d maybe have been more inclined to just mind my own business and carry on with my deliveries. I’ve also intercepted drugs in packages going through the postal network and have alerted my managers at Royal Mail, again it’s something I perhaps wouldn’t necessarily have spotted if I wasn’t also a special in my spare time.

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“I’ve always wanted to work in the police and I love working as a special. I have been involved in drugs raids and football matches and in the last year I have been heavily involved in the Covid response, which has been a really interesting experience. I just like helping people. I love going home knowing I’ve done something good that day and I actually get that feeling whichever uniform I’m wearing.”

If you want to make a difference and volunteer some of your spare time, sign up to Special Constable job alerts to be the first to find out when recruitment will open.

You can find out more about being a Special Constable here.

Gaz has now been successful in his application to become a PCSO.

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