Before recruiting anyone to work at Lancashire Constabulary, thorough checks must be undertaken to ascertain whether anything is known to the detriment of that applicant, his/her spouse or partner, or close relatives such as parents, in-laws, siblings or others living or associating with the applicant.
All applicants will have to complete detailed vetting forms to enable these checks to be made.
We will also check whether any close family or associates are involved in criminal activity and we will therefore search for any criminal convictions or cautions recorded against an applicant's family. Applicants must advise people that these enquiries will be made. Lancashire Constabulary cannot disclose the results of these enquiries.
Our enquiries will reveal incidents from long ago, and failure to disclose these will lead to an applicant's application being rejected.
Lancashire Constabulary will not recruit people with cautions or convictions which may call into question the integrity of the applicant or the Police Service.
Applicants who have been convicted or cautioned may still be eligible for appointment, depending on the nature and circumstances of the offence against them.
There may be circumstances where an individual does not fall within the criteria, but whose suspected involvement in crime, or criminal association make an offer of employment inappropriate.
In addition, applicants for some roles will be required to provide fingerprints and DNA samples, which will be used to speculatively search against local and national databases prior to appointment. This is to ensure that applicants have not previously come to adverse police attention and are not linked to any outstanding crime scenes.