Op Centurion, was launched by the Conservative Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden in July 2023 it focused on getting tough on anti-social behaviour (ASB), and has seen officers walk the beat for an additional 5,700 hours in hotspots across different parts of Lancashire, delivering on the Conservative Commissioner's Police and Crime Plan priority of getting tough on ASB. Since the launch officers have attended more than 700 incidents, carried out over 1,500 stop checks, close to 300 stop searches and made 75 arrests.
This October, more hotspot patrols were rolled out and additional foot patrols covered ASB hotspot areas in Darwen, St Annes, Morecambe, Clitheroe, Colne, Bacup, Leyland and Skelmersdale.
The Conservative Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Andrew Snowden said: "The roll out of the additional Op Centurion foot patrols is great news for Lancashire and exactly what residents tell me they want to see – more officers on the beat. The Constabulary's neighbourhood teams are also being supported by the newly established ASB, Prevention and Problem-Solving Command, a team of specialist officers including civil enforcement, designing-out crime and business and rural crime experts who work with key partners throughout Lancashire to shut down drug dens, and secure arrests for those involved in a variety of offences from drug dealing to criminal damage".