The Commissioner

The Commissioner

Clive Grunshaw Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire
Role of the Commissioner

Clive Grunshaw - Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire

I want to use my role to give the public a voice at the highest level and give you, the people of Lancashire, the ability to ensure that the police are accountable.

I aim to be your voice in the fight against crime by representing you and your concerns when it comes to the needs of your community.

My time in office

Put simply, my role as Commissioner is to be the public voice in policing. When elected to this role, I wanted to ensure that the police service was accessible and transparent, but also accountable to the people of Lancashire. The Police and Crime Plan for the county represents the priorities of the county’s residents as well as key partners like local authorities and others in the criminal justice system.

However, my role is also to be an advocate for Lancashire in ensuring the police have the resources to be able to keep people safe. I know that officers and staff join the police for a whole range of reasons, but in common is the desire to help your community.

The service has faced severe financial pressures across the country since 2010. We have had to accommodate budget reductions and work more efficiently. As Commissioner I have consistently and passionately made the case for Lancashire to be properly resourced. Leading our ‘Cut the Cuts’ campaign, which successfully fought against changes to the Police Funding Formula, I was delighted with the massive support received from the public. With this pressure, we ensured that cuts of over £25m a year, which would have been catastrophic to Lancashire, were stopped in their tracks.

It’s not just about budgets and dealing with money. I am incredibly proud of Lancashire Victims Services, the support service for victims and witnesses of crime across Lancashire. The new hub model we launched this year supports thousands of victims of crime and was praised by the National Victims’ Commissioner on her visit to Lancashire.

I will continue to work with the Chief Constable to deliver my Police and Crime Plan and to maintain Lancashire Constabulary’s excellent reputation. Pushing further to be recognised as an outstanding force will take a lot of work and of course I will continue to support this. By working together we can ensure the people of Lancashire are receiving the high standard of service they have come to expect from the police.

I am proud to represent our county, it’s great history and our diverse communities.


Police and Crime Commissioners are elected every four years. The last election was in May 2016 and the next election will be in 2021.

Police and Crime Panel

The Police and Crime Panel (PCP) will have the power to scrutinise Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) activities, including the ability to review the Police and Crime Plan.

The Police and Crime Plan 2016 – 2021

My new Police and Crime Plan outlines my priorities for Lancashire Constabulary over the coming years.

The Office

Find out how you can get involved through surveys, events, campaigns and other activities organised by the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The Oath

Find a full transcript of the oath I took upon being elected as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire, both in 2012 and again in 2016.

Clive Grunshaw outside county hall
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The Office of the PCC for Lancashire
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