Who We Are and What We Do

Founded in 1839, Lancashire Constabulary covers some 2,000 square miles. The county has a population of nearly 1.5 million with a rich diversity of communities, all with specific policing needs.

BCU MapThe 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. You can find out more about our divisions in the ‘Your Area’ section.

We are one of the top performing police forces in the country and we lead the field in our approach to policing communities.

Officer and police staff establishment at force level (As of June 2019):

  • 2905 Police Officers
  • 2117 Police Staff – of which 296 are PCSOs

The issue of officer and police staff numbers is forwarded to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire.  This is discussed at the Human Resources Committee at each sitting. The agenda and accompanying documents for each meeting can be found at the OPCC's website 

Find out more about our Chief and Senior Officers

 Our Demand in a day


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