Chief Officers

Chief Constable

Steve Finnigan - Chief Constable

Steve Finnigan joined Merseyside Police in 1976, and during the early part of his career held various operational roles.

He has a degree in Social Sciences from the Open University, and went on a Bramshill scholarship to St John’s College, Cambridge University where he gained a BA Hons in History, and later an MA (Cantab): he was later awarded a diploma in Applied Criminology and Police Studies, also from Cambridge University.




Deputy Chief ConstableAndy Rhodes – Deputy Chief Constable

Andy is the Deputy Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary and has 24 years policing experience in a range of areas covering investigations, firearms and counter terrorism.  He is the national lead for well-being & engagement; a very new portfolio that is developing local and national approaches to workforce resilience. 






ACC BatesMark Bates - Assistant Chief Constable - Territorial Operations & Contact Management

Mark Bates joined Lancashire Constabulary as Assistant Chief Constable in September 2012, following a long career with Staffordshire Police. Whilst at Staffordshire, Mark performed roles at all ranks, eventually achieving the position of Divisional Commander. 





ACC JacquesTim Jacques – Assistant Chief Constable - Specialist Operations

Tim Jacques joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1986 and commenced his career in Preston.  He served in Preston as a uniform and Detective Constable; followed by Morecambe and Preston as a uniform and Detective Sergeant.  Tim moved to Blackburn as a Detective Inspector, then HQ as staff officer to the then Deputy Chief Constable, Paul Stephenson.  He spent 3 years at Leyland as Detective Chief Inspector.





Director of Resources Ian CoshIan Cosh – Director of Resources

Ian Cosh joined the force in 2011. Mr Cosh was previously Assistant Director of Corporate Finance at Lancashire County Council.

He started working for Lancashire County Council in 1985 as a trainee accountant. He is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).




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