Chief Officers

CC Chris RowleyChris Rowley - Chief Constable

Chris is the Chief Constable for Lancashire Constabulary and has nearly 30 years policing experience in a range of areas covering serious crime investigations, local policing, large scale incidents and major events.

He joined Lancashire in April 2021 on promotion from his role as Deputy Chief Constable in Humberside Police, a position he’d held for three years.

Chris began his policing career in West Yorkshire where he served for 25 years, becoming Head of Crime and Head of the Regional Crime Unit before being promoted to Assistant Chief Constable in South Yorkshire Police.

He is the national lead for police wellbeing and is passionate about providing the best possible service to victims of crime and to the communities we serve.




DCC HatchettDCC Sacha HatchettSacha Hatchett - Deputy Chief Constable


Sacha joined the police service in February 1997 and has worked within a variety of different roles across North Wales Police, Cheshire and now Lancashire Constabulary.

As Assistant Chief Constable in North Wales Sacha had responsibility for Local Policing, Crime and Specialist Ops.

Sacha took up the position of Deputy Chief Constable at Lancashire Constabulary on 27th September 2021. The three Assistant Chief Constables and the Chief Operating    Officer report to her as the Deputy Chief Constable. Sacha also has responsibility for the Professional Standards Department, Corporate Development and Legal Services.

In September 2022, Sacha took responsibility as the NPCC lead for Serious Violence Reduction and Public Health Approaches in Policing.


  • Daily running of Constabulary business,
  • Professional Standards Department,
  • Corporate Development
  • Legal Services

National Responsibilities

  • National Lead for Serious Violence Reduction and Public Health Approaches in Policing





ACC Peter LawsonPeter Lawson - Assistant Chief Constable (People and Specialist Uniform Operations)

Peter is the national lead for health, safety and welfare. He 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 the policing of many high-profile events and incidents during his career ranging from sporting occasions to protests and large civic and protection events.






ACC Sam MackenzieSam Mackenzie - Assistant Chief Constable (Crime and Specialist Capabilities)


Since joining Lancashire Constabulary Sam has split his service between uniformed and investigative roles and enjoyed time in every rank up to Chief Superintendent within these different functions. His experiences range from being a CBM in Blackpool and Response Sgt in Blackburn through to PPU DCI and the Head of PSD. He has also enjoyed working in every division across the county.

More recently Sam has been the Head of Local Policing having spent the previous year at HMICFRS leading on the development of the PEEL Inspection and the use of Force Management Statements.



TACC Russ ProcterRussell Procter - Assistant Chief Constable (Territorial Operations)

Russ has over 27 years of policing service in Lancashire, commencing his career in Nelson before working across the County in many varied roles both uniform and pro-active.

He is an accredited Specialist Strategic Firearms Commander and Gold Public Order Commander having been involved in numerous high profile and varied events across the County.

He takes up the role with responsibilities for Response policing, neighbourhood policing, HMICFRS and media & engagement.






Gillian RoutledgeGillian Routledge - Chief Operating Officer

Gillian joined the force in February 2022, having previously worked as Head of Tasking and Coordination at Durham Constabulary which included responsibilities for Intelligence Counter Terrorism, Forensics, Media and Marketing, combined intelligence and performance analytic team together with all the traditional Corporate Development services.

She has over 18 years of experience in policing and has supported national programmes for many years and was instrumental in Durham's constant success, bringing with her a huge knowledge of both enabling services and operational policing.

She is responsible for the delivery of Support Services including Data Protection, Estates and Facilities, Information Communication Technology, Fleet, Human Resources, Learning and Development, Organisation Development, Finance and Procurement.



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