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Rural Communities

Policing rural communities presents a unique challenge. Lancashire Constabulary is responsible for policing an area of almost 2000 square miles, 74% of which is classed as rural.

We recognise that whilst our rural communities represent just 9% of the population of Lancashire, these communities have diverse and unique needs and it is really important that we deliver a high quality, tailored service.

In order to reduce crime in these areas, people need to make sure their premises and property are as uninviting as possible for criminals. We will look to identify vulnerable premises and people and offer relevant support and advice to residents and businesses. If you want to speak to someone about rural policing in your area you can email us.