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More boots, hooves and paws on the ground in Lancashire

New Police Dogs and Police Horses have joined the team at Lancashire Constabulary. The Dogs Unit and Mounted Branch have benefited from an uplift of officers and four-legged colleagues in order to provide additional resilience and better equip the force to catch people who break the law. You can meet some of our newbies below *Warning, cuteness overload* At the […]

Deputy Chief Constable awarded Queen’s Police Medal

Lancashire Constabulary’s Deputy Chief Constable has been awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours. Terry Woods was described as an ‘exemplary operational leader’ and an ‘inspiration to officers and staff’ whose calm and considered leadership has proved invaluable at times of crisis. Terry joined Lancashire Constabulary in July 1996, was appointed as Assistant Chief Constable in June […]

Lancashire Police ahead of Police Officer recruitment targets

Lancashire Police have exceeded their target to recruit an extra 153 officers into the force this year. In addition to the target set by the Government as part of the Police Uplift Programme, over 60% of the new police officers recruited were female in Lancashire, joining only three other forces nationally to encourage more female recruits. Some of the officers […]

One Team Different Roles… which will you choose?

As part of the newest Police Officer recruitment campaign to join the Degree Holder Entry Programme, applicants have a choice of routes to apply for. The Detective Entry Programme or Uniformed Officer. To help you make your choice, we interviewed some of our uniformed officers and detectives so they can introduce you to some of the different roles and departments […]

New Chief Constable joins Lancashire

Chris Rowley took the position of Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary on Thursday 1 April 2021 – and says he’s very proud to be taking the helm at one of the country’s top performing police forces. Chris was chosen as Andy Rhodes’ successor in a competitive selection process led by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw, in December last […]

Four Decades Well-Spent

Special inspector Peter Allen recently reached the impressive milestone of 40 years working as a volunteer to help keep our county’s communities safe. Peter has worked pretty much everywhere, with everyone, and countless colleagues have called on him for advice and guidance over the years. But joining the Specials was not a decision he made quickly. Peter explained: “At school, […]