Police force becomes first in UK to mount global search for chief

September 20, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police will be the first UK force to advertise internationally for its new chief constable. Marc Jones, the county’s police and crime commissioner, said the role would be open for candidates from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The new chief will replace Neil Rhodes, who is retiring in February after 31 years with the police. Mr Jones said the force was able to recruit internationally due to a recent change in regulations. […]

Marc Jones wins race to be Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

May 6, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Conservative Marc Jones has been named as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire. He beat UKIP’s Victoria Ayling to the position – but needed a second preference count do so when votes were totalled in Lincoln today (Friday). Mr Jones received 39,441 first preference votes and Ms Ayling 28,583. However, the election results dictate that on first preference, the winner needs 50 per cent of the vote, plus one more vote. Ms Ayling received 8,837 […]

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 funding cut by £3million

December 18, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police have voiced its disappointment at a further £3 million cut to its Government Force Grant. Chief Constable Neil Rhodes and Police and Crime Commissioner wrote to the Home Secretary Teresa May earlier this month voicing their concerns that any further cuts would have a serious impact on front line policing. Following today’s announcement a police spokesman said: “Today’s settlement will only further increase pressure on our already stretched budgets and will make it […]