Lancashire’s new Chief Constable has spoken of his pride as he today (Thursday, April 1st) takes the helm at one of the country’s top performing police forces.
Chris Rowley, 52, takes over from departing chief Andy Rhodes who is retiring after 30 years in policing – all of them in Lancashire - and four years in the top role.
Mr Rowley joins us on promotion from his previous role of Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside Police, a post he’d held since 2017.
Chris has spent most of his career in West Yorkshire, amassing 25 years’ service working mainly in local policing and crime.
Before being promoted to T/ACC at South Yorkshire, Chris was Head of the West Yorkshire Police Protective Services Crime Department and Head of the Regional Organised Crime Unit for Yorkshire and the Humber, where he dealt with the most serious and complex crimes facing the force and the county.
Chris was appointed as Deputy Chief Constable of Humberside Police in October 2017, leading a broad and challenging portfolio encompassing Corporate Development (Strategic Change, Performance, Audit and Inspection and Demand), Professional Standards, Information Management & Security, Communications and Legal Services.
Chris is married and has two grown up sons.