Divisional Commanders



South Division - Chief Superintendent Chris Bithell

I joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1988 and began my career on the beat in Burnley. I became a Sergeant in 1997 and stayed in the Burnley area for a further nine years, undertaking various operational roles as an Inspector and Chief Inspector before moving to the old Southern Division in 2007 as a Neighbourhood Policing Chief Inspector.







Ch Supt Stuart Noble

West Division - Chief Superintendent Stuart Noble

I joined Lancashire Constabulary in 1990 and began my career in Skelmersdale. In 2002, following promotion to Inspector, I worked at HQ as staff officer to the Chief Constable Team, before moving to the old Western Division as the Geographic Central Inspector for Blackpool.







Chief Superintendent Matthew HornEast Division - Chief Superintendent Matthew Horn

I’m honoured to be the Divisional Commander of East division, an area larger than a number of the country’s smaller police forces, and one that has a proud heritage and rich culture.

I have 25 years’ service with Lancashire Constabulary, in a variety of operational uniformed roles, including Immediate Response, Neighbourhood, Operational Support Unit, Armed Response Unit and Firearms Training.






Chief Supt Terry WoodsHQ Head of Operations - Chief Superintendent Terry Woods

I feel immensely privileged to be Divisional Commander of HQ Operations. This is a diverse role where I am responsible for Specialist Uniformed Operations, Media & Engagement, Corporate Development and the Futures Change Programme.








Det Chief Superintendent Sue ClarkeHQ Head of Crime - Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Clarke

I am privileged to be the Lancashire Constabulary Head of Crime, leading a large division of talented officers and police staff with a diverse range of skills. My current role gives me responsibility for delivery of Specialist Crime provision, including Intelligence and Crime Support Unit, Force Major Investigation Team, Scientific Support Department and the Serious and Organised Crime Unit. 


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