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.
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.
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.