Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers an area of 1,189 square miles. The county has a population of nearly 1.5 million people with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs.
The constabulary is split into three divisions, West, South and East and our Headquarters is based in Hutton, Preston, with our Dogs and Mounted section nearby. Each division is run by a Chief Superintendent. You can find out more about our divisions in the ‘Your Area’ section of our main website.
To ensure we fulfil our commitment to policing Lancashire, we have a very special workforce made up of over 3,000 Police Officers and 2,500 Police Staff – of which 290 are PCSOs and 460 Special Constabulary Officers, Police Cadets and Community Volunteers.
Introduction from our Chief Constable
Thank you for your interest in developing your career with Lancashire Constabulary. We believe in individuality, diversity, and initiative – people who can be counted on – not simply counted.
We have a fantastic force of over 5,500 officers and staff, all sharing a passion and determination for keeping Lancashire’s people safe. Here at Lancashire Constabulary we are committed to a nationally recognised set of behaviours and values. All employees who join the team believe in a common code of ethics and are dedicated to demonstrating all that this entails and creating an inclusive and open-minded workforce that reflects our local communities. Serving our public respectfully and fairly with integrity and transparency is at the heart of everything we do as reflected in our Vision and Values;
Our Vision – Preventing and fighting crime. Keeping our communities and people safe.
Our Values – We’re professional, accountable, and united. And we do everything with respect.
We are extremely fortunate in Lancashire to be in the very safe hands of an exceptional team of chief officers and senior staff who possess an enormous range of skills and experience between them. Each has their own areas of expertise, and together they strive to ensure our constabulary is the best it can be.
If you are interested in joining this team and resonate with our values, then we look forward to hearing from you.
The people who choose to work here, do so because they all strive to make a real difference to the people and visitors of Lancashire. Find out more in this section about our passion, pledge and our Chief Officers.
Just 19% of our calls for service are crime-related. 81% is everything else, 33% of which relates to concerns for safety and of that 20% relates to mental health.
Diversity, Equality and Staff Support
Not only do we make a commitment to serve the communities, residents and visitors of Lancashire, we also make a pledge to the people who work here. Find out more in this section about our objectives, values and vision for diversity, equality and inclusion.
We operate across three ‘divisions’ known as East, West and South. Each of these divisions are responsible for several local policing teams. Find out more in this section about where you could be based if you work with us.