About Us

About Us


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.


Our People

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.

Daily Demands…

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.

Mobile Phone Received 664 999 calls and 2315 non-emergency calls
Make 83 arrest 3 of which are for sexual offences
Have 344 crimes reported
Deal with House15 burglaries
Carry out 30 stop & searches
Deal with 195 anti-social behaviour incidents
Submit 35 vulnerable adult and 34 vulnerable child referrals 4 of which are CSE related
Support 3610 families enrolled in the troubled families programme
Deal with 105 violent crimes
Attend 10 road traffic collisions
Deal with 128 thefts
Responded to 19 missing person reports

Our Commitment

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.


Our Locations

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.