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LINCOLSHIRE is now at the cutting edge of policing in the 21st century according to our annual report

  • Last Updated: 10-03-2020 at 12:03

LINCOLSHIRE is now at the cutting edge of policing in the 21st century according to the annual report of Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

PCC Marc Jones released his report this week and set out a host of ways in which the county is at the forefront of new developments in technology and multi-agency working.

The report recognises award-winning projects and ground-breaking developments in Lincolnshire in the last 12 months including:

  • Lincoln now has the UK’s first ever operational and award winning tri-service station - bringing together ambulance, fire and police under one roof for the first time.
  • Lincolnshire will soon go live with the most sophisticated command and control system in the country improving the response the public receive
  • A brand new website explaining all the available services for victims and how to access them
  • The award-winning Lincoln City Centre Intervention Team has made huge strides in tackling anti-social behaviour, addiction and rough sleeping and will be reviewed to see if it can be used in other county towns
  • A pilot project to trial sobriety tags has been so successful it is about to be rolled out across the UK
  • The ground-breaking online firearms licensing portal has attracted interest from forces up and down the UK and more than a dozen have introduced mandatory medical checks – following Lincolnshire’s lead.

In addition the report welcomes “a much more certain future for the Force” after robust financial management and £11million in extra grants secured by the PCC since 2016.

The Force will soon be embarking on what is believed to be a record recruitment of 120 new officers by April 2021.

In the report Mr Jones said the hard work to provide the best service possible for the people of Lincolnshire would continue.

“There is still much work to be done – and it will need to be done in a challenging financial climate – but Lincolnshire has been at the forefront of developing effective, efficient and modern policing the community can be proud of.

“That drive and ambition will continue.”

The annual report will be presented to the Police and Crime Panel at its next meeting on June 12th for their comments.

To read our annual report, Click Here