Praise for work which tackles domestic abuse

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has said he is “delighted” after the Constabulary was praised for the work it does to tackle domestic abuse by government inspectors.

But Clive Grunshaw said there was no room for complacency – and pledged to make sure the recommendations from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) were acted on to ensure the force continually strives to improve.

HMIC visited the force in November 2013 after being commissioned to conduct a domestic abuse inspection of all forces.

And in a report released today, the HMIC noted that the public in Lancashire ‘can have confidence that police officers and staff provide a good service to victims of domestic abuse in all areas to keep them safe’.

The Commissioner said: “Tackling domestic abuse, protecting victims and bringing offenders to justice are clear priorities for me - and I am delighted to see HMIC has recognised the Constabulary’s performance in these areas.

“The impact domestic abuse can have on both victims and their families should not be underestimated. Abuse devastates lives and unfortunately I am all too aware of the tragic consequences it can have.

“Therefore, despite the force’s excellence being acknowledged, the Constabulary cannot afford to be complacent.

“I am committed to ensuring Lancashire continues to strive to improve the way it deals with domestic abuse.”