One of our recent guests in Police Horizons was Superintendent Gary Crowe, Operations Manager for Chorley, South Ribble & West Lancashire.

The students learnt about the responsibilities of a Superintendent working within Lancashire Constabulary including Emergency Response Policing, Neighbourhood Policing as well as working with Local Councils, Veterans & other Uniformed organisations. Gary discussed his critical lead role in operational policing for major or critical events or incidents; planning and directing the activities in line with the legal framework and wider policing policies/objectives to uphold the law and ensure public safety and strengthen public confidence.

The students asked some really insightful questions about the journey to becoming a Superintendent as well as asking for more information regarding some of the incidents Gary has attended such as the London Riots in 2011 and the Leyland ‘explosives scare’ in 2023. Thank you Gary for coming in to speak to our students!

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Superintendent Gary Crowe talks to our students

Roger Hussey who works at Lancashire Police as a Fraud Safeguarding Officer for the Economic Crime Unit, also visited Runshaw last week.

He discussed his role within the police force and his unique route into the police service after being a banker for 20 years! The students asked many questions regarding his role and responsibilities. Roger discussed tips and tricks to minimise the chances of being a victim of fraud as well as the progression options once in the Police. Thank you for giving up your valuable time and shedding light on the potential risks individuals may encounter. Your insights have provided valuable knowledge and awareness, which has equipped students with a deeper understanding of the importance of vigilance around fraud and the opportunities beyond college that are there for students within your unit of the police force.

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Roger Hussey with our students

Our Police Horizons Academy provides knowledge on key legislation with the opportunity to gain practical skills via role plays covering lawful stop and searches and carrying out lawful arrests. Students also investigate case studies to give them some background knowledge into the history of policing. They will learn about the recruitment process and what will be expected, with the opportunity to practice the fitness test that is required to pass upon entry into the police. More information can be found in our Horizons booklet below.

Horizons Brochure