Policing levels to be maintained in Lincolnshire

January 27, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police will not be losing any officers on the streets of the county. Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick today confirmed that his budget for 2016-17 will mean police officers and police community support officers (PCSOs) will be maintained at their current levels. The commitment forms part of the proposals Mr Hardwick has submitted to the County’s Police and Crime Panel. These include a recommended council tax precept increase of 1.96 per cent. Lincolnshire […]

Still time to have your say on Lincolnshire’s policing budget

January 5, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Alan Hardwick, has thanked those who have completed his policing budget consultation – and is asking more people to take part. Mr Hardwick said: “Over the past few weeks I have been delighted to have had many responses to my budget consultation. “There is now less than two weeks to go before the consultation ends and I wanted to take this opportunity to ask to you take part if you […]

Police and Crime Commissioner cautiously welcomes funding announcement

December 17, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick has cautiously welcomed the provisional government funding announcement. Mr Hardwick has also stated that he is planning to consult with the public before setting the precept for the Police’s share of the council tax. In a statement Mr Hardwick stated: “The income I received from the Home Office in 2015/16 was £65.9m. The provisional figure for 2016/17 is £65.5m. I cautiously welcome this, however the new funding formula […]

Lincolnshire Police To Invest In ANPR

March 17, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has announced £200,000 is to be spent on upgrading the quality and coverage of Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). ANPR has over recent years proved itself as an invaluable tool for keeping the people of Lincolnshire safe.Alan HardwickLincolnshire PCC When a vehicle passes an ANPR device, its registration number is read and instantly checked against database records of vehicles of interest. Police officers can then stop a vehicle, check it […]

An Extra 7 Pence Per Week To Maintain Policing Priorities

February 6, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has re-affirmed his commitment to ensuring Lincolnshire’s policing priorities are met despite central government police funding being reduced by 4.8% – equivalent to a loss of £3.1m to Lincolnshire. Alan Hardwick said, “In January I highlighted that national initiatives are being prioritised over local policing needs.  The Government has top-sliced the police grant nationally to the tune of £80 million to prop-up Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and the failing […]

Former TV news man Alan Hardwick elected as Lincolnshire’s PCC

November 16, 2012 Spilsby Online 0

Independent candidate Alan Hardwick has been chosen as Lincolnshire’s first police and crime commissioner (PCC). He beat David Bowles, of the Campaign to Stop Politicians Running Policing, after second preference votes were counted as neither managed to get 50% of votes. The other candidates were Tory Richard Davies and Labour’s Paul Gleeson. Mr Hardwick will be responsible for setting priorities for the force and overseeing its budget. Lincolnshire Police employs about 1,200 officers and has […]