Chief Officers

Chief Constable Andy RhodesAndy Rhodes – Chief Constable

Andy is the 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 Terry Woods

Terry Woods - Deputy Chief Constable

Terry Woods is the Deputy Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary and was appointed in July 2017. Terry has responsibility for policing services delivered in all Lancashire's territorial policing divisions and the control room at our police headquarters in Hutton. He also leads nationally for the police service on onshore gas and oil exploration.

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ACC Peter LawsonPeter Lawson - Assistant Chief Constable

Peter began his policing career in Preston and has since served in most areas of the county in a wide variety of uniformed roles.

He is an accredited strategic firearms, public order, and multi-agency commander and has been involved in many such incidents during his career ranging from sporting events, protests, and large civic and protection events.





TACC Jo Edwards

Jo Edwards - Temporary Assistant Chief Constable

Jo Edwards is the Temporary Assistant Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary and has 24 years policing experience covering a number of complex areas of business across counter terrorism, major crime and investigation, intelligence, forensics and serious crime.

As a LGBT Stonewall role model, Jo understands her leadership responsibility, not only as a role model, but in creating an inclusive culture in which people feel they can be themselves.





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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